Portable reel recorder company "Fidelity Recording",
Switzerland. Made in the mid 60-ies. The overall layout
of this development model Fi-Cord 101,
but the design has changed completely. Dimensions
recorder 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 24 minutes of recording.
This model uses the head, which makes recording nearly
the entire width of the tape. You can only record one
track, and turn the spool to continue recording can not (also made a similar model two tracks
300). As I said earlier, for arranging and available
functions Fi-Cord 303 is similar to the
Fi-Cord 101. Belt
speed is stabilized, there is fast forward and rewind.
Management is carried out by three buttons, and they are
similar. Fast forward and rewind also carried out a
single button, namely the depth of its pressing. Changed
way of fixing the buttons. If in Fi-Cord 101
for fixing it was necessary to press the button against
the stop and downwards, now enough simple pressing. The battery compartment is of
similar design, is made in the form of a tube, but here
it is plastic, and can be removed completely, together
with batteries. Microphone, he is a speaker, is located
in the same, but in the end of the body also has
contacts for connecting external speakers with an
amplifier. Pinch roller in the Fi-Cord 303 was wider,
but not so wide, what do now. Erase head was this (previously used
permanent magnet). In another place is the tape counter,
and a similar model Fi-Cord 303A added light low battery
detection. In this model, Fi-Cord 303 (without the
letter A) no such indication. Redesigned connectors for
external devices. It is to the left of the buttons.
Housing apparatus cast, and serves as a chassis
kinematics. Itself kinematics is quite complicated, and
made very carefully, qualitatively. The engine is
connected with the kinematics with flat belt. Another
belt used for tape counter. In
all models 300 and 303 there is an auto-stop with an
motor speed and
types 2N3702, AC151, BSX24.
Universal power collected by 6 transistors type 2N2924,
2N2926, AC152, AC127. There is a volume control. The
service works fine. Built-in microphone (he is a
speaker) has a good sensitivity for recording, and a
sufficient volume during playback.
It should be noted
that in the model Fi-Cord 101
kinematics design was quite different, but it worked
just as well. In this sense, the user or what has not
changed. Qualitative changes gave normal electronics.
This device is already possible to use as a full-fledged
The device was bought in working condition,
complete with a leather bag, two spare reels of film, an
external speaker, and a device for recording telephone
conversations. This device has a suction cup, with which
it is recorded on the handset, or on the TA.
Photos can be enlarged
Metallized coating on the magnetic tape
closes two contacts - the guide rollers.
The engine stops and a
loud tone signal
Fi-Cord 300 and