Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1968 - 1971
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo - Stacked
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 30-17,000Hz
Wow and Flutter:0.14%
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 4 / 10
The Truvox Series 50 was a single-motor hi-fi tape recorder with a 5-watt RMS output and two 7 x 4″ front mounted speakers. Layout was neat and tidy with microphone input and microphone/gram mixer control to the left of the main keyboard and replay tone and volume controls to the right. Above the volume control was the three-digit tape counter and upper/lower track selectors above the tone control.
The Series 50 was available as a half-track (52) or quarter track (54). Price when new (in the UK) was £150
Unfortunately the recorder did not sell well and Truvox ceased tape recorder production soon after its release.
Fast wind time: 3 minutes for 1,200ft / Audio output: 5 watts RMS continuous at 8Ω / Speakers: two 7 x 4 front-mounted elliptical / Oscillator frequency: 91kHz / Inputs: microphone: 150µV at 25kΩ, radio / PU 50mV at 200 kΩ / Outputs: 0.5V line / Dimensions: 13½ x 15 x 7 inches (340 x 380 x 180mm) / Weight: 25½ lbs (11.5kg) / half-track & quarter-track mono