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Brand: Uher

Model:Royal De Luxe

Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Germany

Release dates:1968 - 1971

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v

Outputs: DIN

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 20Hz - 20kHz +-3 dB

Wow and Flutter:0.05%, 0.1%, 0.25% & 0.4% respectively

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 52dB (7½ ips), 51dB (3¾ & 17/8 ips)

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10

Additional Details


This was Uher’s first recorder designed for horizontal or vertical operation, and it incorporated a number of sophisticated features including inter-changeable head assemblies for half-track or quarter-track operation. Four tape speeds were provided, from 7½ ips to 15/16 ips. This is Uhers first model with parabolic heads so it did not need pressure pads which previous models had used.
As in earlier Uher models, a built-in ‘Dia-Pilot’ was provided to automatically send switching impulses to a slide projector fitted with the necessary automatic mechanism.
Reels of up to seven inches in diameter could be accommodated and the output power was claimed to be 2 x 10 watts into 4 ohms.

To consider when buying a used Royal deluxe…

Check the pinch roller for roundness as in its idle position it is pressed against the capstan shaft and may cause issues if left in that position for long periods of time.

Additional Info

Replay characteristics: NARTB / Hum & noise: -54dB / Audio output power: 2 x 10 watts at 4 ohms / Inputs: mic: 0.12mV – 70mV, 200 ohms radio: 1.2mV- 110mV, 47K PU: 40mV – 200mV, 50k / Outputs: line: 775mV, 15K speaker: 10 watts RMS, 4 ohms / Dimensions: 18 x 7½ x 13¾ ” (460 x 192 x 350 mm) / Weight: de Luxe: 29.4 lbs (13.36 kg) de Luxe C 27 lbs (12.3 kg) / quarter or half-track stereo (using interchangeable head assemblies)


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