View Single Post
Old 16th Sep 2019, 1:47 pm   #20
wd40addict's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Stevenage, Herts. UK.
Posts: 803
Default Re: Heathkit reel/reel

Remember prior to this they had the TA-1 tape amplifier which, depending on coil configuration, could be used with Brenell, Truvox, Collaro or Wearite decks. It was also available in either mono (TA-1M) or stereo (TA-1S) versions.

By the time the STR-1 appeared something more equivalent to the integrated models from Philips and Grundig was presumably thought more attractive. Transistors would also reduce the weight. But, the enthusiast R2R market was slowly dying, as was the economics of building Hi-fi from kits as opposed to buying something from Japan.

Last edited by wd40addict; 16th Sep 2019 at 1:56 pm.
wd40addict is offline