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Technical Details

Brand: Tesla

Model:B41 & B42

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Czech Republic

Release dates:1965 - 1968

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo - Stacked

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 3¾ ips: 50Hz - 15kHz (50 - 14kHz for B41)

Wow and Flutter:0.3% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:40dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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Description

Based on the more sophisticated Model B4 (considered by most Czech tape recordists of the mid 1960s to be the best ever produced in their homeland), the B41 & B42 (pictured) were more spartan and much simpler machines.
Where the B4 featured three speeds, these were single speed, mono recorders (B41 half-track and B42 quarter-track). Missing too were the tape counter and super-imposition features.
This simplification of design and the fact that very large numbers of these recorders were produced led to a very low purchase price.

Additional Info

Audio output power: 3 watts / Speaker: 3 x 5″ / Weight: 14½ lbs (6.6 kg) / Dimensions: 12½ x 11¾ x 7¾” (356 x 191 x 286 mm) / B42: quarter-track mono record (stereo playback possible via external amp) B41: half-track mono playback & record

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