Country of Manufacture:Germany
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Dual Track
Frequency Response:7½ ips: 30Hz -18kHz; 3¾ ips: 40Hz -16kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.15%at 7½ ips; 0.2% at 3¾ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:o equal or greater than 100 : 1 (40db)
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 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!! A similar model M95 was identical except that it only had two tracks and no track selector.
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)