TRIX 88. Portable
reel-to-reel tape recorder. It is also called a pocket,
but a pocket for him to be very large. They produce in
Germany since 1961, and were an alternative to more
expensive recorder Minifon. In the U.S., the recorder
Phono TRIX 88 sold for just $
139.95. Dimensions of the recorder - 197 x 106 x 48 mm. Weight without battery 1.14 kg.
Feeding motor 4,5 v, three-cell battery C. Power
electricians 4,5 v, three-cell battery AA. In the
recorder used the coil diameter of 66 mm tape width 1/4
inch. The speed of the tape is stabilized, and is 1,
7/8 inches per second. On the coil (420foot tape)
you can do up to 70
minutes of recording time (2 x 35 min.).
It wassuch acoil
collected by 6 transistors. In the universal amplifier,
which includes the bias generator uses five transistors,
OC74, or OC75 (2 pcs.), TF65 (3 pcs.), And one OC74
(OC75) is used in the stabilizer motor speed. Overall impression
of the voice recorder is good, but call it a laptop or
pocket may be only conditionally. If Minifon really can
be hidden under his jacket, then Phono TRIX 88 can be
hidden just under his coat. For other parameters
recorder is good, made by German quality and
technologically, and construction of all units are well
thought out. Circuit consists of two boards. Fee
stabilizer speed of the motor is located under the
battery cover, and the amplifier board on the
kinematics, when viewed from below. It connects to the
wired recorder with two planar five-pin connectors.
Connectors accessories are located on both sides of the
control buttons, and a different color. Input connector
is red, the output - blue. Connector for external power
supply is located near the battery compartment.Also there are two switches. One of these
switches work on batteries or from an external adapter.
Second, next to the volume control, includes a mode
Remote start recording, and pause during playback. To switch between recording
modes - play are two dependent buttons with color
inserts. Pressing the blue - reproduction, red - the
record. During recording, the sound is transmitted to
the headset. The quality of the recorder, normal,
approximately the same as in Minifon Attache, but unlike
the latter, there is no fast forward. The device was bought in working condition. It took only cleaning and
lubrication of kinematics. In the kit there is an
original dynamic microphone with the switch of modes
microphone - speaker. That is, the microphone can also
be used as a speaker.
Also this switch serves for remote
control when recording. Also add that the exact same voice
recorders were produced under the name
Felaphon TG 99.
Photos can be enlarged
The main body recorder, cast, aluminum
alloy. Compartment, which is the motor locked iron lid.
The photo on the right cover is removed, but the engine
is not visible for the foam padding.
One of two planar five-pin connectors