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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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TAPE RECORDERS

A vast variety of tape recording devices can be found in today's market. There are two basic machines; the complete recorder and the deck.

The complete recorders are totally self-contained units Fig. 10.36. They contain the recording, playback and erase mechanisms, the necessary playback amplifiers and loudspeakers. All that is required is a reel, cartridge, or cassette of blank or pre-recorded tape. But you won't find many amplidecks and high fidelity speakers won't fit into such small cases.

The second type, the deck, can be subdivided into two classes. The first is the better known one, the record playback type shown in Fig. 10.26. Except for the speakers, these units come equipped with everything you need to record and playback. ...

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