Spectone Type 151 Valve Reel To Reel Recorder Specto Ltd Collaro 50's Audiophile
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Spectone Type 151 Valve Reel To Reel Recorder Specto Ltd Collaro 50's Audiophile:
Spectone Type 151 Valve Reel To Reel Recorder Specto Ltd Collaro 50's AUDIOPHILE
Magnetic Tape Recorder Type 151
Made In Windsor, England
Amplified Studio Grade Portable Recorder Studio
Probably One Of The Best Quality Units Available, The Rolls Royce Of Hi-Fi
Valve amplified unit with auxiliary inputs and outputs, working VU meter, gain dials, bass cut, tone dial, pre monitor, upper & lower track,.
Portable Unit But Very Very Heavy, I Would Not Want To Carry This Lump Far..
Very Smart Looking Unit, Looks Like Something Out Of Frankenstein
Dimensions: 46.5cm x 40cm x 29cm
I have powered this up using the separate and now rare original Bulgin connector. On test it powers up fine and electricity makes its way to the valves almost instantly. I plugged a CD player in to the auxiliary to run a test on the amplifier and it plays away fine, the volume dial can be a little crackly and slightly intermittent but this should go with use (it has been stored for some time.
All the lights and the VU meter are working fine which is evident in the images.
I do not have any tapes to run a proper test, but all the functions on both upper and lower deck are working. Lower track plays a little slow but again, this should go with use just playing it for two minutes and it started to free up. Upper deck is free and working well.
All that said, please do have checked by an expert prior to use.
Considering its age it is in incredible condition with very little age related signs of use. Would make a great edition to a collection and would stand up as a museum piece. Ideal for a film prop or as an item of interest in a industrial steampunk set up.
All in all a great looking and functional unit. I have to recommend that its fully inspected by a qualified engineer prior to use.
Super Rare And Very Early Reel to Reel Record Player (must be one of the first portable reel to reel players)
In Fantastic Cosmetic Condition
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