Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 3"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 40Hz to 10kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.25% RMS
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
A very cheap machine aimed
at the non-discerning ‘family’ market, the Sabre II utilised a BSR tape-deck
coupled with Wyndsor’s electronics.
As the name suggests, this was a half-track mono (I’m not sure if there
ever was a quarter-track Sabre IV) with a single speed of 3¾ ips
and a 5¾ inch spool capability.
Price when new was £25 4s.
Audio output power: 2.5 watts / Rewind speed: 3½ minutes for 850ft / Dimensions: 15 x 13¾ x 7″ (381 x 348 x 178 mm) / Weight: 18½ lbs (8.4 kg) / half-track mono