Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1958 - 1961
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz to 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.1% at 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 40dB unweighted
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
A completely self-contained
transportable hi-fi unit consisting of a three-head, two speed (3¾
& 7½ ips) German Harting tape deck, independent
record and playback amplifiers, bass and treble boost and cut controls
and three matched speakers (10″ circular, 9″ x 5″ elliptical
and 4″ tweeter) in a bass reflex cabinet.
The Dauphin was a half-track mono machine with wow and flutter better
than 0.1% and frequency responses of 50 to 15kHz at 7½ ips and 50
to 8kHz at 3¾ ips (both 3dB)
Signal to noise ratio was better than 40dB unweighted and the amplifier
output was rated at 3 watts ultra-linear at 15 ohms.
A maximum spool diameter of 7″ was accommodated and a foil-operated
automatic stop function was provided.
Price when new was £93 9s.
Valve complement: 12AXY record pre-amp. 12AU7 record amp & output. 6BR7 playback preamp. 12AX7 playback A.F. amp, EL84 audio output, EM84 level indicator / Rewind speed: 2½ minutes for 1200ft / Audio output power: 3 watts / Speaker(s): 10″ circular, 9″ x 5″ elliptical and 4″ tweeter in a bass reflex cabinet / half-track mono