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Brand: Wilcox-Gay

Model:Recordio "Prestomatic"




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: full-track-mono

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:between 85 - 8kHz and 70 - 10.5kHz, depending on model

Wow and Flutter:below 0.5%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:35dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


This machine was identical
to my 1955 Knight – It was a half-track mono recorder with two speeds
(3¾ and 7½), two heads and a 7″ reel capacity .
Tape transport was manipulated via the five piano-key push buttons at
the front and the knobs at either side controlled tone (left) and on the
right, volume – on/off.  Record level was indicated by two neon indicators
above the volume control, the left showing optimum level while the right
one indicated peak or overload.
Signal to noise ratio was 35dB minimum, fast forward and rewind speed
was less than 2¾ minutes for 1200 ft and inputs were provided for
microphone and radio-phono.

Additional Info

Valve complement: 6AV6, 12AX7, 6AQ5 and 6X4 rectifier / Audio output power: 2 watts / Rewind speed: less than 2¾ minutes for 1200 ft / Speaker(s): 5 x 7″ elliptical / Dimensions: 14 x 12 x 9″  (350 x 305 x 229 mm) / Weight: 29 lbs  (13 kg) / half-track mono


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