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Brand: Truvox





Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates:1959 - 1962

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: Stereo - Stacked

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 15kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.2% at 7½ ips and 0.3% at 3¾ ips

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


The R6 was built around Truvox’s Mk 6 deck which was a re-styled version of the mk4 tape deck and the fore-runner to the series 80. A two speed machine, it was available with half-track mono or stereo heads with three BTH motors (the later series 80 swapped to a Papst motor for the capstan drive).
Push button control and both mechanical and electrical braking were features that Truvox promoted in their advertising in 1959.

Additional Info

Valve complement: EF86, ECC83, EZ 81,2 x EL 84, EM87 / Rewind speed: 1,200ft per minute / Audio output power: approx 4 watts / Speaker: 8″ x 6″ / Inputs: microphone and radio / Outputs: external amplifier and external speaker / Weight: 13¾ lbs (6.25 kg) / Dimensions: 14¼ x 13 x 4¾” (mk 6 deck only) / half-track, mono or stereo versions offered


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