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Technical Details

Brand: Ultra




Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates:1970-1970

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No


Frequency Response:7½ ips: 40Hz - 18kHz 1 ips: 40Hz - 7kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.15% at 7½ ips, 0.2% at 3¾ ips and 0.25% at 1 ips

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Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


This was a cheap and cheerful ‘badge’ engineered quarter-track mono recorder, based on the British Radio Corporation DC-432 deck. This deck was also used in the Thorn and Marconi range of tape recorders, all of which were almost identical to the Ultra.
It had three speeds (7½. 3¾ and 1 7/8 ips) and a 7″ reel capacity. Other features included push-button piano key operation, level meter, 3 watt output and a 3 ohm internal loudspeaker.
Inputs were provided for radio, pick-up and microphone.

Additional Info

Audio output power: 3 watts / Fast wind time: 1,200ft in 2½ minutes / Inputs: radio: 1.5 mV 68K. PU: 180mV 200-500K. microphone 1.5mV 10Ml / Outputs: external amplifier 1V 22K, external speaker 3 watt 3 ohms / Speaker(s): single internal elliptical / Dimensions: 16½ x 14½ x 7¼" (422 x 365 x 184 mm) / quarter-track mono


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