Country of Manufacture:Hungary
Release dates:1958 - 1961
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo - Stacked
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.1%
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
The Terta 811 was the first tape recorder manufactured behind the Iron Curtain to be sold in Britain and was shown for the first time at the 1959 London Photo Fair.
Manufactured in Hungary by the Electroimpex Hungarian Trading Company, the machine was distributed in the UK by English Exporters (London) Ltd., of 9-10 Marble Arch, London, W.1.
It was a single speed machine, at 3¾ ips, and had a frequency
response of 70 to 10,000 cps. 5-in reels could be accomodated and a unique method of tape rewind was engaged by pressing the centre of either of the reel hubs.
Inputs: microphone, radio / gramophone / Rewind speed: 60 seconds / Audio output power: 2 watts / Tube compliment: EL84 output, remainder unknown / Speaker: built-in elliptical / Dimensions: 13½ x 10¾ x 6″ (343 x 274 x 149 mm) / Weight: 22 lbs (10 kg) / half-track mono