Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
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
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
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
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.