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Technical Details

Brand: Uher

Model:Universal

Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)

Application:Portable

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:Germany

Release dates:1960 - 1963

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 16kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.3%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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Description

A half-track machine from Germany, the Universal was still being made in the late 60’s, although with many cosmetic and technical improvements. It had three speeds (3¾, 1 7/8 and 15/16 ips) and excellent wow and flutter characteristics.
Designed with dictation in mind, there was provision for operating start/stop/record functions from the microphone.
The very low speed of 15/16 ips made it an extremely useful dictaphone whilst the quite passable 40Hz – 16kHz frequency
response at 3¾  ips meant that the Universal could be used
for playing music as well.

Additional Info

Hum & noise: -45dB / Valve complement: EF 86, EBF 80, EC 92, EL 95, EM 84 / Audio output power: 3 watts / Speaker(s): single internal / Dimensions: 12¼ x 5½ x 9½” (311 x 140 x 244 mm) / Weight: 17 lbs (7.7 kg) / half-track mono

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