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Technical Details

Brand: Telefunken

Model:M5 & M5A

Category:Vintage

Application:Studio

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:Germany

Release dates: -

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15, 30

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo - Stacked

# Motors: 2

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:15 ips: 40Hz - 15kHz ( 2dB)

Wow and Flutter:<0.1% at 30 ips. <0.15% 15 <0.25% 7½ <0.4% 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 57 db at the higher speeds, better than 59 db at 3¾ ips

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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Description

A broadcast or studio deck which was produced from 1954 to 1957 with few cosmetic changes over that period. Both the M5 and M5A offered two ranges of tape speeds.
The M5 was a three speed unit – 76, 38 and 19 cm/s (30, 15 & 7½ ips) or 38, 19 and 9.5 cm/s (15, 7½ & 3¾ ips)

The M5A was a two speed only model, 76 and 38 or 38 and 19 cm/s (30 and 15 ips or 15 & 7½ ips).
The M5 had two motors, one for capstan drive and the other for fast winding. There was no internal monitoring speaker and the unit appears to have only two heads.

Additional Info

Weight: between 88 lbs (40 kg) for rack version. 264 lbs (120 kg) for console / half-track mono

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