Audio recorders

Aiwa TP-30

Aiwa TP-60R

Andy Gard Recorder

Answer ATR-102

Apolec RA-11


Assmann TS 10

Concord F-20

Concord F-85

Crown CTD-2200

Dictaphone Dictet

Dictaphone 4250

Dictaphone model 848

Dictaphone "OMEGA"

Dictophone KGB "Sobesednik"

Dokorder PT-4H

EDI model M-75B

Edison Envoy Model 1

Electron 52D

Electronica M-401S

Electronica M-402S

Electronica M327

Emerson Wondergram


Fanon-Masco FTR-2

Fi-Cord 1A

Fi-Cord 101S

Fi-Cord 303

Fi-Cord 300A

Gray Audograph D6

Grundig EN3 Luxus

Grundig DeJur Versatile III

Grundig Stenorette 2000

Globe-Corder GT-101

IBM 224 Dictating Unit

Juliette LT-44

Lanier VIP/C

Lloyd's 8 track player


Memocord K60

Memocord mini K177



Minifon Mi51

Minifon Attache

Minifon Attache-Speaker

Minifon Hi-Fi

Minifon Liliput

Minifon Protona Special

Minifon P55 "Plexi"

Minifon P55 L (1957)

Minifon P55 L (1960)

Minifon P55-Speaker

Minifon_wrist watch_mic

Mohawk Midgetape 44

Mohawk Midgetape 300

Mohawk Midgetape 400



MS-61 - Flight Recorder

National RQ-8100

Norelco LFH 0085/54

Norelco LFH 0095

Olympia DG 402

Olympus Pearlcorder L200

Panasonic RQ-115

Panasonic RQ-212DKS

Panasonic RQ-SX56

Panasonic RQ-SX97F

Philips EL 3302

Phono TRIX 88

Playtape 1200

Pocket Corder MC-2

Reporter 5

Ross Mark-55

Sanyo Micro-Pack 35

Sanyo M2580K

Sony BM-17 Dictator

Sony TC-5

Sound Machine "Hokie Pokie"


SoundScriber 200

SoundScriber 200 B

Sputnik 401

Spy Tape Recorder

Steelman Transitape

Stenotape TR-711

Stuzzi Memocord 304 B

Tefifon Holiday BK-59

Telefunken 600

Telmar T-100


Topaz D202



Яхта-1М (Yacht)/Явiр-1



Televisions, video

Akai VT-150

Akai VC-150


Electronica-video VMP-1



Electronica L1-08

Panasonic TR-1030P

Sony AV-3400

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Sony Watchman FD-30A

Sony Watchman FD-40A


Tube radios

Emerson 508

Motorola 56L2

RCA Victor 54B2

RCA Victor BP-10

Sterling LS-4

Tourist PMP-56

United Deluxe RN-5




Minifon_wrist watch_mic

Andy Gard Recorder

Olympia DG 402

Dictaphone Topaz D202

MS-61 - Flight Recorder


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Detective Dictograph



Motorola M75

Pentacon six TL

Tube Tester I-177


V/A - Meters

First transistors USSR


My works

Tube stereo cassette player

Tube Microcassette recorder

Tube "Electron 52D"






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Dictaphone Dictet Recorder




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    Dictaphone Dictet Recorder.    Manufactured "Dictaphone corp. New York "U.S. It is known that these recorders were produced in the second half of the 50s, the first mention of it I found in the January issue of the magazine "Tape Recording" for 1957. Known that these recorders were made in the second half of the 50-ies. This is a serious and perhaps a professional staff, particularly interesting because it uses the original cassette tape width ¼ inch. Other models, to use such a tape, apparently does not exist. Dimensions 143 x 79 tapes x 11 mm. Weight: 125 grams. Case metal, cast aluminum, which are located inside the coil with tape, and metal. On one side you can do 30 minutes of recording at a speed of 6.3 cm / sec.

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    Construction recorder Basically metal. His weight 1,2 kg. Dimensions 160 x 113 x 50 mm. It consists of a body in a box, and deck, which is placed kinematics and electronics. The soundboard is inserted into the body from above. Housing cast, made of light aluminum alloy. It is the battery compartment for the three batteries. The engine used on 2 mercury batteries to 6 v, and another 6 v battery powered electric system. Batteries power the engine were designed for 20 hours, and battery wiring for 40 hours. They are inserted through the rectangular window in the side of the hull, and screwed the lid closed. Inside the case there is a four-pin connector, which derive power from the batteries. The deck also has a jack that plugs into the connector body at assembly.

    Kinematics of the recorder made very high-tech. Traffic on the flywheel - capstan transmitted from the engine through a system of gears and belt. Flywheel mass is connected to the node winding gear, and to rewind is a rubber roller. Due to the fact that you are using a lot of gears, the mechanics of a rather noisy. To control regimes, there are two lever, located on the front of the chassis. One of the knobs - "On - Off", the second - "Record - Rep - Rewind". Unlike modern cassette recorder, capstan and the pinch roller in this design are located in the middle, and head to one side.

     The rectangular box located in the corner, is a filter feeding the engine

     All the mechanics made very accurately, safely, and still works properly. Wiring 4 transistor type 2N77 also works properly, except for the fact that 50 years have dried some electrolytes. In the recorder is no built-in speaker, and the use of headphones is not provided. Function headset combines a microphone. Its cable connects to the voice recorder 5-pin connector. Sound from a microphone - the dynamics becomes quite loud, but keep it near your ear is not very convenient, one hand turns all the time busy. Microphones also issued with a button remote control, which was provided for the inclusion of a chain lock.

      To adjust the volume and level of writing used by two separate regulator. Erase head is not electric, but has some kind of incomprehensible complicated design with two adjusting screws.

      The existing instructions I published that tape recorder worth $ 289.00, and $ 8.75 cassette. In the Internet I found information that in 1960 it sold for $ 314.00, equivalent to 2 250.00 $ money today. Also, this recorder is called the world's first cassette tape recorder.

     The device was bought in good condition, complete with a microphone - speaker, the original instruction, a family cluster in their original packaging, and high-quality leather bag shoulder mount. To bring it in working condition needed replacement belt and some dried electrolytes. Also had to combine advanced batteries for power and make a temporary battery cover, which was not available. In the future we plan to make this cover of aluminum to completely restore the original design.

Details of the filter covered with brown compound

On the motor shaft mounted centrifugal speed regulator

Instructions received with the recorder.

Original batteries and microphone - speaker button remote control. Photos from the Internet.




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