Country of Manufacture:
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:( 3 dB): 40 - 14kHz at 7½ ips
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Like the 303 De-Luxe, this recorder utilized the robust Walter 2 speed (3¾ and 7½ IPS) Mk II tape deck. The 404 had increased performance in the way of a four-stage amplifier of 4 watts driving an 8″ x 5″ Elac speaker and a 4″ Elac tweeter via a passive cross-over.
In its time, this would have been worthy of its advertised “Hi-Fi” label. The machine was priced at about £60 Sterling in 1958.