Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1958 - 1961
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz - 12kHz
Wow and Flutter:Valve complement: 5 valves plus magic eye
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
An affordable recorder with a lot of features only found on much more expensive machines. Separate record and playback amplifiers and a three head system enabled “off-the-tape” monitoring whilst recording.
Two tape speeds were provided. 7½ & 3¾ ips and five tubes
were used, plus a magic eye level indicator.
In addition to these features,a three motor drive was employed and the unIt had a 7 x 4 inch hi-flux speaker plus an output for an external speaker. An output was also provided with C.C.I.R. correction for feeding into a high quality external amplifier.
All this for the budget price of £47. 50 Sterling.
Audio output power: 2.5 watts / Speaker(s): 7″ x 4″ hi-flux / Dimensions: 15¼ x 14½ x 7½” ( 387 x 383 x 191 mm) / Weight: 33 lbs (15 kg) / half-track mono