Portable reel recorder company "Fidelity Recording",
Switzerland. Made in the mid 60-ies. Dimensions 160 x 84
x 41 mm. Weight 750 g. Power supply 4,5 v, three AA
batteries. Coils with a diameter of 5 cm (2 inches) can
hold the tape in 48 minutes of recording (2 tracks and
24 minutes). That is, after writing on one side, you can
turn the reel, and continue recording on another. In a
similar model Fi-Cord 303
set head, making entry to the entire width of the film,
so that the coil can be written only one track 24 min.
Externally Fi-Cord 300A does not differ from the
Fi-Cord 303 (read the
description of the Fi-Cord 303).
Kinematics also no different, and electronics differs
significantly. In addition to the head, allowing
recording to two tracks, in this model uses more complex
electronics. The amplifier is assembled into 8-type
transistors, AC131, AC186, DC172 (in the Fi-Cord 303 to
six, and other types). Recall that in the earlier models
Fi-Cord 101 amplifier
was assembled only three transistors. Also in the
construction of Fi-Cord 300A has two functions that are
absent in the model of Fi-Cord 303.
This light indicating battery level and microphone
sensitivity switch, a built-in and external. The lamp is
located next to the tape counter, and the switch next to
the connector for connecting external devices. Both of
these features may be present in the model Fi-Cord 303A
(only with the letter A).
Also in all models 300 and 303 there is
an auto-stop with an tone signal.
The device was bought in complete with a leather bag,
original operating instructions, and a specification. Also included
were a few cards to mark the recording. These cards are
inserted under a special spring, and they can make
notes. Interestingly, at the bottom of the shell
remained intact branded stickers covering the fasteners.
Photos can be enlarged
Metallized coating on the magnetic tape
closes two contacts - the guide rollers.
The engine stops and a
loud tone signal
In the photos below, the design of the
Bag of leatherette, paper cards, and head
Fi-Cord 300 and