Country of Manufacture:Germany
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo - Stacked
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz -18kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.15%at 7½ ips. 0.2% at 3¾ ips. and 0.3% at 1 ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:equal or greater than 100 : 1 (40db)
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The M96 was the second tape recorder I ever owned. My father had purchased it sometime between 1962 and 1963 while we were living in the United States, and I inherited it in 1966 when he upgraded to a stereo B&O system. Anyway, I learnt how to do “sound-on-sound” and “sound-with-sound”, bouncing
my adolescent original music from one track to the other and I ended up with some very muddy but interesting results. I used to record every album I could lay my hands on and by the time I was 16, I had over 300 LP’s on tape!!
Total harmonic distortion: equal to or less than 5% / Valve complement: EF86. ECC83. EL95. EM84. Selenium rectifiers B 250 C65 / 110 K1 / Rewind speed: approximately 4 minutes for 1800 ft tape / Audio output power: 2.5 watts / Inputs: radio (2 mV in 47 K ohms). microphone (2 mV into 2 Mohms) / Outputs: radio (1V from 18 K ohms). earphones: (0.5 V loaded with 5 K ohms. stereo output—synchro socket (two 1 V loaded with approx. 18 K ohms). / Speaker(s): 3 x 10 inch elliptical / Dimensions: 16 x 11½ x 8″ (406 x 292 x 203 mm) / Weight: approximately 24½ lbs (10.8 kg) / M 95: half-track mono. M 96: quarter-track mono