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Brand: Van der Molen




Electronics:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Tracks:1/2 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: full-track-mono

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 60 - 15kc

Wow and Flutter:0.15% at 7½, 0.25% at 3¾ & 0.35% at 1ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:-40dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


The Van der Molen deck, although co-designed by Mike Van der Molen, was actually built in Italy by Incis, shipped to Van der Molen in kit form and assembled at his Romford factory in the UK. It was a belt-driven three-speed machine with 7″ reel capacity and piano key transport controls, designed for vertical operation.
The rest of the recorder, including the electronics and cabinetry, were constructed by Van der Molen.
A five-watt solid-state amplifier drove an 8″ speaker which was housed in the removable lid. Record level was indicated via a VU meter which sat between the reels at the top of the deck
This half-track mono machine was housed in a handsome teak veneered cabinet and described by the maker as “a symbol of superior British manufacture”.
A slightly cheaper, quarter-track version, VR7, was produced later in the same year.
Price when new was £61 19s

Additional Info

Audio output power: 5 watts / Speaker(s): 8″ in removable lid / Inputs: 2mV 1M mic & 200mV 1M radio / gram / Outputs: external amplifier / headset & external speaker / half- track mono


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