Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1958 - 1961
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Half-Track
# Motors: 1
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 50Hz - 12kHz at 7½ ips
Wow and Flutter:less than .15% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Like many small British manufacturers in the late 1950s, Wyndsor built their recorders around an existing transport mechanism – in the case of this Viscount, it was the Collaro Mk IV transcription unit.
This recorder was a half- track mono machine with a 7″ reel capacity and three tape speeds:15, 7½ & 3¾ ips.
The Collaro Mk IV was capable of playing in both directions and was fitted with two motors and two sets of heads for that very purpose.
Record level indication was via an EM84 ‘ribbon’ type valve, there was an independent gain control for monitoring and a high impedance output socket (to CCIR Standards) A two-watt amplifier drove a 10″ x 6″ elliptical speaker in the detachable lid and the Viscount could be used solely as an amplifier.
Rewind speed: 65 seconds for 1,200ft tape / Audio output power: 2 watts / Speaker(s): 10″ x 6″ in removable lid / Dimensions: 15½ x 14½ x 10½ ” (381 x 383 x 267 mm) / Weight: 35 lbs (16 kg) / half- track mono