Ferrograph Series 5 (1963/65_
A nice one owner from new Ferrograph mono reel to reel tape machine, offering 3.75 and 7.5 inches per second tape speed. If required a additional tape head can be fitted , but i feel its perfect as it is. Condition is very good with the usual slight marking and wear to the outer case, but the chassis and tape transport and controls are like new. The spool size can go up to 8.25 inches and comes supplied with 7 inch spools.
The electronics have been taken apart fully tested as the valves to ensure good emmisions , and any components requiring replacement have been undertaken. The record and seperate playback head fully cleaned, all the tape transport system fully cleaned. The motor's 3 seperate units, re-oiled and transport system re-greased , all knobs work smoothly and the record function is very sensitive.
The recorder comes complete with its original Ferrograph Series 5 manual including abridged operating instructions and gurantee card, mains lead and 7 inch tape plus Ferrograph take up spool . The tape has a recent recording of the Navy Lark used as a test and for something you can listen to straight away while you get used to the machine.
Like all Ferrographs, quality is first class and the audio ampilifier produces 2.5 Watts from a single 15 ohm 10 by 6 inch loud speaker. Monitoring while recording into either of the 2 inputs is very straight forward and you can if required switch the speaker off. A book published "built like a battle ship" tells you the quality of build and that it also weighs just under in old english 50 pounds.
All British built and in the year when purchased would in todays value be in the order of £4000, thats quality for you.
Comes complete with mains plug, original documents tape and 3 months gurantee