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Technical Details

Brand: Terta






Country of Manufacture:Hungary

Release dates:1958 - 1961

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stacked/Inline

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:70-10,000

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.1%

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


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.

Additional Info

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


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