Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Germany
Release dates:1971 - 1975
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Dimension: 33.5 × 32.4 × 11 cm
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stacked/Inline
Frequency Response:40Hz to 12.KHz at 7.5ips
Wow and Flutter:.3% at 7.5 ips - .4% at 3.75 ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:45 dB
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10
Weight: 7 kg.
First introduced in 1971, the Telefunken M36 was a multipurpose bandmachine designed for the the German Army with a magnesium chassis.
Curiously this was a two track machine, so it might have produced higher-quality but shorter duration recordings. But it did not. However it featured 3 speeds 4.75, 9.5 or 19 cm/s. One might’ve expected for the military application, that 4 track longer recordings would have been a better decision as similar portables in 1971 out-performed it in 4 track. But it was Military so perhaps the components used were optimizing for longer life in difficult environments.
24 VDC powered with balanced input and outputs. Adjustable rewind speed and remote control option (play/stop only).
Front panel functions
Start and Stop – Playback.
Bandende – end of tape indicator
Rotary Mode Selector
Aus – Off
<-> – Winding Speed- adjustable speed and direction are controlled by a knob on the top panel of the deck.
Wdg – (play). In this mode, start and stop are controlled by the buttons above.
Record (3 Red Options) The mode button pulls out to rotate to the selections with I, II and I+II
2 x volume (located on the right)
7″ Reel Capacity, 5″ with lid closed
Wow and Flutter .3% at 7.5 ips – .4% at 3.75 ips
Vacodur Heads AC09 – WC09
Plug In circuit boards for easy servicing
Optional shock absorbing baseplate for Tank Applications – 2kg.
24VDC (+6V/-3V) Souriau 8-51-06EC-8-3AS plugs have been reported to work
Water-resistant military sockets
Price when new- DM 10.000
Service Manual Printed in 1971