Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1956 - 1959
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:50 - 12kHz at 7½ ips
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Both the 2718 and 2719 Viscounts were half-track mono recorders with a single motor performing all transport functions. The only difference between the two models was that the 2719 featured remote control operation, other that this they were identical in all respects.
Two recording speeds were available, 3¾ and 7½ ips. A cathode-ray recording level indicator and a three-digit
“Veeder Root” type tape counter were also included. Controls consisted of a combined volume – On/Off switch. combined tone – monitor On/Off switch. master record-playback control which included fast forward and rewind. tape speed selector and edit/instant pause button.An unusual feature of this recorder was that
the head assembly combined the record/play/erase heads all in the one enclosed circular unit.
Valve complement: 12AD7, 12AU7, 6V6GT, 6K6GT, 6E5, 6X5 / Rewind speed: 3 minutes for 1200ft / Audio output power: 3 watts / Speaker: internal permanent magnet 5″ x 7″ elliptical full-range speaker / Outputs: external speaker and amplifier jacks / half-track mono