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Telefunken Magnetophon 15A

Reel to Reel Tape Recorder

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Telefunken Magnetophon 15A


The professional tape recorder M15A (short for Magnetophon 15A) is a compact unit.

It incorporates the amplifiers for monaural, stereophonic or two-track configuration, as well as for synchronous operation with pilot-tone or time code.

There is also the Magnetophon 15A with SYNC and TIMECODE 2 tape speed combinations optional for all models 15 and 7.5 ips or 30 and 15 ips.

Special versions include the M15A Preview for pitch/depth control or M15A - Q for quadraphonic recording (1/2" tape)

The M15A - the master recorder for today and for tomorrow - has been designed for easy and versatile application, taking advantage of the most modern technologies.

The amplifiers are equipped with click free modulation switches, which are controlled from the tape transport function.

The M15A is designed for top quality master recording and reproduction at radio and tv studios, at motion picture and record industries, at professional studios in general.


Track system: 4-track, 2-channel, stereo system

Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan

Equalization: NAB, CCIR

Tape speeds: 7 12  15 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.03% (15 ips)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 16kHz (15 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 65dB

Total harmonic distortion: 1%

Crosstalk: 48dB

Dimensions: 308 x 645 x 525mm

Weight: 53kg



re: Magnetophon 15A

The manuals as shown parts 1 and 2 do not include schematic of the repro pcb with values and the record pcb as well.
Only block diagram included.

Has someone got these pages? Any answers appreciated.

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