Stenotape TR-711. Reel
tape recorder (dictating machine) of the company "American
Stenotape CO. New York. NY USA".
produced in Japan
and was worth
$ 199.50. Dimensions 185 x 170 x 55 mm. Weight 1,8 kg.
Operating voltage: 9 v, six AA batteries. It is ruggedly
constructed with stabilized speed tape. The recorder
uses the coil diameter of 76 mm (3 inches). Housing and
kinematics of the metal, hence a lot of weight.
Kinematics made by popular at the time the scheme, ie
horizontally mounted engine rotates rubberized flywheel.
As in most similar structures of the time, fast forward
can be enlarged
Circuit collected by 6 transistors, provides a good
quality recording and very loud sound.
allows you to record at two speeds,
1, 7/8 and 3,
3/4 ips. This provides for
attachment to capstan, increasing its diameter. Nozzle
fixed on the shaft with a built-spring. When the nozzle
is not used, it can be put on specially provided for
this pin, located next to capstan.
Next to the volume control is an oblong box, like the
tuning dial on the radio. Arrow in the window is moved
synchronously with the rotation of the volume control.
Functional significance of such complexity there, but it
looks nice. The volume control also works as a regulator
of the recording level. Next to it is turnout battery
power and level of writing. Also on the front panel
connectors are headphone, input, and four-pin connector
to connect a microphone and pedal. The design of the
connector pedal is that it can be included between the
tape recorder and microphone. Ie pedal jack is inserted
into the tape recorder and microphone jack in the pedal.
On the right side panel is a connector for AC power and
switch button recording.
The battery compartment is located on the rear panel,
and closed-lid on its hinges.
The device was bought complete with leather case,
a microphone and pedal in a leather case, AC adapter for
110 v in the original box, and proprietary reel of
in its original box. To bring a voice recorder in
working condition necessary to replace some dry
electrolytes, and prevention of kinematics.
The electrical circuit
and specification Stenotape TR-711