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Brand: Telefunken

Model:M203 & M203 de Luxe

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Germany

Release dates:1966 - 1969

Original Price: $72

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 15½ x 6½ x 12¼ " ( 394 x 165 x 321 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 15kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.2%

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10

Weight: 21 lbs (9.5 kg)

Additional Details

Description

This was a two speed (3¾ & 1 7/8 ips) quarter-track stereo recorder with a maximum spool size of 7″.
Only a mono amplifier and single 5 x 3″ elliptical speaker were provided for playback, however stereo playback was possible from the preamplifier outputs. Stereo multiplex recordings could be made. A ‘De Luxe’ version came with a decorative wooden case and a TD20 omni directional microphone, otherwise identical to the M203.
An Automatic version with auto record level and speeds of 7½ & 3¾ ips was also available a year later.

Additional Info

Year 1966
Price when new (in the UK) M203 – £72 9s; M203 de Luxe £81 18s
Track system Quarter-track stereo
Heads Two
Motors One
Maximum reel size 7″
Tape speeds 3¾ & 1 ips
Frequency response (all 3 dB) 3¾ ips: 40Hz – 15kHz; 1 ips: 40Hz – 9kHz
Wow & flutter 0.2%
Audio output power 2.5 watts
Inputs Microphone, radio/pick-up
Outputs External speaker, stereo preamplifier and headphones
Speaker(s) 5 x 3″ elliptical
Dimensions 15½ x 6½ x 12¼ ” ( 394 x 165 x 321 mm)
Weight 21 lbs (9.5 kg)

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