Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1955 - 1958
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:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 70Hz - 10kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.4%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:50 dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
This was a dual-track dual-speed (7½ & 3¾) recorder available in either a portable (model 2614) or table-top (model 2615) version. Function selection was via a simplified, push-button mechanism (record, stop & play) in addition to a fast forward and fast rewind knob. A monitor control permitted listening whilst recording although the machine did not have a separate playback head to actually monitor the sound from tape, this was an input monitor only.
Other controls available to the user were an editing or pause switch, separate volume and tone controls and twin record level indicators, one showing normal signal and the other for overload. Inputs were provided for microphone and phono – radio, outputs for external amplifier or extension speaker. The portable model (2614) was available in black or tan and the table-top (2615) in walnut, mahogany, blonde or beige.
Prices when new: 2614 $149.95, 2615 $159.95
Rewind speed: 3 minutes for 1200ft / Audio output power: 8 watts / Inputs: microphone and phono – radio / Outputs: external amplifier or extension speaker / Speaker(s): 6″ internal speaker / half-track mono