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Technical Details

Brand: Vortexion

Model:WVA

Category:Vintage

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates:1957 - 1960

Tracks:

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

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz -10kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.2 % at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:200Hz to 12 KHz, better than 50 db

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details

Description

The Vortexion WVA incorporated the Wearite 3A deck and the WVB the
Wearite 3B. Power output was 4 watts into an internal 7 x 4 inch speaker.

From a 1958 magazine ad:
The Vortexion W.V.B. is a high quality monaural machine with “Before
and After” monitoring. The recording inputs are a high sensitivity socket
for moving coil or ribbon microphone and a high impedance socket for
radio, etc., either of which can be selected by a switch. Superimposing
and echo work can be done and the playback has reserve gain for abnormal
requirements. This model cannot be converted for stereo playback, but
it is a thoroughly reliable machine for the engineer specialising on
monaural work.

Speeds 1,
3¾ and 7½ ips Price: £115 10 0

Speeds 3¾, 7½ and 15 ips Price: £128 0 0

Additional Info

Speed stability: better than 0.5% / Rewind speed: less than 1 minute / Audio output power: 4 watts / Inputs: high sensitivity socket for moving coil or ribbon microphone high impedance socket for radio / Speaker(s): 15 ohm elliptical 7″ x 4″ permanent magnet / Dimensions: 8¼ x 16¼ x 22½” (210 x 413 x 572 mm) / Weight: 50 lbs (22.7 kg) / half-track mono

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