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: Stereo
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz - 12kHz. 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 8kHz.
Wow and Flutter:<0.2%
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
The 1958 Veritone Venus Console was a high-quality, well-crafted machine in a handsome black veneered
mahogany cabinet. Two speakers, a 10″ x 6″ elliptical and a 4″ tweeter, were housed behind the front grill and the single-ended EL84 amplifier produced about 4 watts. Space was provided in the cabinet
for a Veritone F.M. tuner anas well as for an additional 10-watt hi-fi amplifier.
Features included three heads, three motors, solenoid braking, two speeds
(7½ & 3¾ ips), 7″ reel capacity, direct off-tape monitoring while recording, sound on sound (superimposition), echo, separate record and playback amplifiers, separate bass and treble controls on playback and a magic eye modulation indicator.
A portable model was also available in early 1959, priced at about the same as the Console but with an Acos microphone and reel of tape included as standard accessories.
Valve complement: 2 x 12AX7, 2 x ECL82, 1 x EL84, 1 x EM84, 1 x 6X4 / Audio output power: 4 watts / Speakers: 10″ x 6″ elliptical, 4″ tweeter / Rewind time: 50 seconds for 1200ft / Dimensions: 24¾ x 17 x 29 in. (629 x 432 x 737mm) legs 17½ in. (432mm) / Weight: 50 lbs (22.7 kg) / half-track stereo