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Viking Reel To Reel Tape Recorders

Year
Model
Ad
Unit in Museum collection
Specifications
1958
Viking 85

1962 ad for the Viking reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel tape recorder recording collection 

First transistorized reel to reel tape recorder amplifier donated by Lawrence GroverViking 85 reel toreel tape recorder with the first solid state prototype amp was donated by Lawrence Grover to the Museum of Magnetic Sound RecordingViking 85 reel toreel tape recorder with the first solid state prototype amp was donated by Lawrence Grover to the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording

At my first job out of college, I worked for TI in the Germanium Applications branch. While there we got a request for a microphone amplifier from Midwestern Instruments. I was assigned to design the amplifier. As a demonstration project, I designed a fully transistorized record and playback set of electronics to be shown at the 1959 or 1960 Consumer Electronics Show  in New Your city. I made a deal with my boss, I’d buy the deck (Viking) if I could have the complete unit afterwards. I believe this was the 1st public circuit of a fully transistorized record playback unit. Other transistorized circuits did not have a transistorized oscillator.

Lawrence Grover

 

1962 Viking 86 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel tape recorder recording collection
  • Freq Response 40 - 14,000 @ 7.5 ips
  • Signal to Noise 50 db
  • Speed  3.75 & 7.5
  • Motors 1
  • Heads 3
  • Reels up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy .2%
  • Weight 16 lbs
  • Price $130

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1962
Viking 86
1962 ad for the Viking reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel tape recorder recording collection 
1962 Viking 86 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel tape recorder recording collection
  • Freq Response 25 - 18,000 @ 7.5 ips
  • Signal to Noise 55 db
  • Speed  3.75 & 7.5
  • Motors 1
  • Heads 3
  • Reels up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy .05%
  • Weight 22 lbs
  • Price $324.50

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A reminder that the prices listed are what the item originally sold for in the year it was released.

 

 
 

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