Model:1200 Report Synchro
Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Germany
Release dates:1972 - 1976
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 40Hz - 16kHz (60Hz - 12.5kHz 1dB)
Wow and Flutter:0.07%. 0.15% (DIN 45 507)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:52 dB (DIN 45 505)
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 10
The 1200 Report Synchro was a battery-operated fully transistorized recorder specially designed for professional reporting and frame-synchronised sound recording.
With its exceptional drive mechanism incorporating a rapidly rotating small flywheel and indirect capstan drive, it could be operated in any position whilst remaining impervious to rapid or violent movement. Features included automatic tape tension control. collectorless DC servo motor with temperature compensated electronic speed control. pilot frequency
device for frame-synchronised sound recording. input mixing for two microphones and electro-magnetic remote control.
The Uher Synchroniser W352 was a versatile accessory which combined the properties of a pilot frequency amplifier, a resolver and a running-time moderator.
Additional images of this recorder are supplied on the Get Reel Contemporary Classics CD-ROM.
Hum & noise: -52dB / Speed deviation: 0.5% maximum / Crosstalk (pilot within sound): 58 dB / Harmonic distortion: less than 1% / Run up time: 0.5 seconds / Erase ratio: 70 dB (1000 Hz) / Power supply: 5 mono cells 1.5V, special storage battery 6V or vehicle battery 6-24V (in conjunction with special connecting cables) / Rewind time: 3 minutes for 900ft / Inputs: mic 1: 0.2mV, 15mV max mic 2: balanced input transformer for 200 ohm source impedance line 1 40mV, input impedance 4K line 2: 1.55V, input impedance 180K / Outputs: line: 4.4V across 600 ohms / Audio output: 1 watt / Dimensions: 11 x 3.5 x 8.7″ (280 x 90 x 220 mm) / Weight: 7 lbs (3.2kg) without power sources / single track (full track, pilot track using push-pull mode recording)