Brand: V-M Voice Of Music
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1953 - 1956
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:Frequency respons: 70Hz - 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.5% RMS
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than -40dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
“A compact and versatile machine, tastefully and attractively encased, light in weight (30lbs) and priced in the medium low-priced field.” …So said the Staff test report in a February
1955 Magnetic Film & Tape Recording magazine.
The VM700 was the first of a very successful series of recorders which put V-M into the tape recorder business and the basic chassis was used right up to the model 722, which was discontinued in late 1963.
A standard half-track mono machine, the VM-700 had two tape speeds, 7½ and 3¾ ips, which were selected via a knurled button. The internal amplifier provided approximately 3 watts of audio at less than 3% distortion to a compensated pair of speakers (L-C combination) in series – a 5 x 7″ oval woofer and a 3½” tweeter.
Total harmonic distortion: less than 3% / Bias frequency: 50 – 70kHz / Audio output power: 4 watts / Inputs: microphone, magnetic phono and radio / phono / TV / Outputs: external amp, extension speaker / Speaker(s): 5 x 7″ oval woofer with Alnico V magnet and a 3½” tweeter / Weight: 30 lbs (13.6 kg) / half-track mono