Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1959 - 1962
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo - Stacked
# Motors: 3
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
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.
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