Brand: Van der Molen
Model:VR tape deck
Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates: -
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:( 3 dB): 60 - 15kc
Wow and Flutter:0.15% at 7½, 0.25% at 3¾ & 0.35% at 1ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Both the VR4 and VR7 were relatively unsuccessful commercially, the market now being dominated by stereo recorders and cassette recorders.
In 1967 Mike Van der Molen turned his attention to a new cassette recorder and the remaining VR4 and VR7 machines were sold off as transport decks only for hobbyists and tape recorder constructors.
These were normally fitted with quarter-track record/playback and ferrite erase heads and sold for £15 15s.
/ quarter- track mono