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Sound Rating: 5 / 10 # Owners: 1
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Brand: Truvox






Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates:1957 - 1960

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stacked/Inline

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 12kHz

Wow and Flutter:(better than) 0.25% at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 45dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

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Chris (from the UK) recently purchased this R1 (RE15), still in its original box, never having been opened. There was still the steel banding around the carton and the original brown tape! He sent me the pictures and the following observations:
“…. It is a Truvox R1 (actually R15, the R15 being the 240Volt version with numeric tape counter). This machine is in as-new
condition. All the rubber belts etc are fine, even the rubber covered wire is still rubbery. It came with all the original sales sheets and manual. From the dates on the electrolytic capacitors (Mar 56) I would say this machine was made in late 1956. It uses the MK IV Truvox tape deck.
I powered up the machine a couple of days ago. Initially
all seemed to be working, but only for a few minutes… The capacitors have started failing. No problem though, I’ve got some replacements, should have the machine 100% this weekend ….”

Additional Info

Valve complement: EF86. ECC83. 2 x EL84. U709. EM81 / Audio output power: 4 watts into 15 ohms / Inputs: 1 – 2 mV for crystal microphone or radio adaptor – impedance 1Mohm 0.5V at 500Kohms for pickup or radio / Outputs: 500Kohm for external amplifier. 3 ohm extension loudspeaker / Speaker(s): 10″ x 6″ Rola Celestion / Dimensions: 17½ x 11½ x 14½” (444.5 x 292 x 368.5 mm) / Weight: 37 lbs (16.8 kg) / half-track mono


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