Model:M203 & M203 de Luxe
Country of Manufacture:Germany
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.2%
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
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 images of this recorder are supplied on the Get Reel Vintage CD-ROM.
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) / quarter-track stereo