Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)
Country of Manufacture:Germany
Release dates:1958 - 1961
Speeds: 1 7/8
Max Reel Size("): 3"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo - Stacked
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The Teltape was one of the first ‘economy’ battery portables. This was an all-transistor, full-track mono recorder with a single motor rim drive. The maximum reel size was 3″ and as the pictures show, it was a very simple little unit.
Being a rim drive, the take-up reel pulled the tape past the heads and as it filled, the tape speed would rise due to the ever-increasing diameter it was being wound on to. This meant that tapes recorded on the Teltape would not play back on constant speed recorders.
Weight: 2 lbs (900 grams) / Dimensions: 8½ x 2¼ x 6½” (216 x 57x 165 mm) / full-track mono