Country of Manufacture:Germany
Release dates:1965 - 1968
Original Price: $£40
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo - Stacked
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 40Hz - 14kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.2%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:equal to or greater than 46dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The Telefunken Magnetophon 104 was part of the new range of domestic machines and was a budget, half-track mono machine with a maximum spool size of 5¾”. This was the cheapest Telefunken model featured in the 1965 Tape Recorder
Directory, listed at just £40.
Other models available were the Magnetophon 85 de Luxe at £95 (the last of the range that had begun back in 1958 with the KL65 and which had sold over half a million units by 1965). and the stereo Magnetophon 96 & 97 series, both priced at £109 The Magnetophon 104 had the single tape speed of 3¾ ips, NARTB replay characteristics, a single motor and a fluorescent bar record level indicator.
Total harmonic distortion: at playback output: below 5% / Rewind speed: 4 minutes for long play 1800ft / Audio output power: 2.5 watts / Inputs: Microphone – 2 mV / 2 Mohm Radio – 2 mV / 47Kohm or 160mV / 2Mohm / Dimensions: 15½ x 6½ x 11¾” ( 394 x 165 x 298 mm) / Weight: 21 lbs (9.5 kg) / half-track mono