Trav-Ler Professional


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Brand: Trav-Ler

Model:Professional

Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates: -

Tracks:

Speeds: 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 3"

Number of heads:

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s):

Frequency Response:30-12,000 ±1dB

Wow and Flutter:0.2%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:55

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: / 10

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Casian announced their second battery recorder in November 1960. It was called the Trav-Ler Professional and it had an AC option

It was a single speed (7½ ips) machine weighing in at 8lbs (3.64 kg) and cost almost three times the price of the domestic Trav-Ler.

Taking 3″ reels, the Trav-Ler Professional was fully transistorized with a VU recording level meter and a single 9-volt motor.  Batteries  provided about 50 hours of usage and 22 minutes of recording time was available using a three-inch reel of double play tape.

The claimed frequency response was 30-12,000 c/s ±1dB with a signal-to-noise ratio better than 55dB unweighted. Wow and flutter was quoted as better than 0.2% RMS.

The main function switches gave control as follows: rewind, replay, on/off, record and monitor replay, fast forward, record level control, meter/monitor switch and pre-set replay level control. The meter could be switched to indicate record level/line replay level and battery status.

The machine came in two units: the recorder itself which incorporated a replay monitor amplifier and a second unit which housed a one-watt amplifier and a 7 x 4″ elliptical speaker.

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