Model:M 205 and M 207
Country of Manufacture:Germany
Release dates:1970 - 1974
Original Price: $£82
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz -18kHz 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 15kHz 1 ips: 40Hz - 8kHz
Wow and Flutter:better than 0.15% at 7½ ips, 0.25% at 3¾ ips and 0.4% at 1 ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 50dB at 7½ ips, 48dB at 3¾ ips and 43dB at 1 ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
New for 1970, the M 205 & 207 were a four-track three speed stereo machines. The 205 was a deck only and the 207 incorporated its own two separate loudspeaker units. Both were suitable for either vertical or horizontal operation.
Separate level indicators and controls were provided for each channel and the maximum reel size was seven inches.
A multi-function rotary switch on the head cover (a long-time standard on all 200 series machines since 1968) allowed a
wide variety of recording/playback options including stereo, mono and sound-on-sound.
Push-button controls were provided for stop, play, record, pause, fast forward and fast rewind and the unit featured
a clear perspex cover, Frequency response was a claimed 40Hz -18kHz at 7½ ips and 40Hz – 15kHz at 3¾ ips with wow & flutter at equal to or less 0.15% at the faster speed.
These recorders were sold up until 1973.
Additional images of this recorder are supplied
on the Get Reel Contemporary Classics CD-ROM.
Hum and noise: 50dB at 7½ ips, 45dB at 3¾ ips / Semi-conductors: 16 transistors, 4 diodes (M 207) / Audio output power: 2.5 watts per channel (M 207 only) / Inputs: microphone, radio and pickup / Outputs: headphones, speakers (M 207), headphones, line (M 205) / Speakers (M 207 only):: two detachable units which comprised part of the case when stored / Dimensions: 16.7 x 6.3 x 12″ (425 x 160 x 305mm) / Weight: 19.4 lbs (8.8 kg) / quarter-track stereo