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Old 10th Sep 2017, 11:31 am   #1
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Default Collaro Studio with inboard motors

I said a while back that I'd never seen a Collaro Studio deck with the spooling motors moved inboard, giving a 15cm rather than 18cm spool capacity. Well, now I have - on an auction site, granted, but the spooling motors are clearly in the inboard position and the machine is used. So, it did actually happen!
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Old 10th Sep 2017, 3:40 pm   #2
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Default Re: Collaro Studio with inboard motors

Well I'd wondered that myself (on and off...) ever since reading the initial PW announcement back in '59 or '60. So now we all know! Thanks.
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Ted, do you know which make and model this was?
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Old 11th Sep 2017, 1:58 pm   #4
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No trade mark on it - it's on an auction site - search Reel to Reel - about three days left.
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Love the knob off a T1154 on the left of the deck!
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Default Re: Collaro Studio with inboard motors

To avoid messing around, for all Collaro fans, here's a photo of the aforementioned item.

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Old 12th Sep 2017, 10:44 am   #7
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I don't recall in my researches any 5-3/4 Collaro decks being offered by mainstream makers, but this may well have been for export which turned up in a 'Lasky's clearance sale' offer. The case looks like a High Street radio-shop offering.
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If anybody has a 1961 Hi Fi Yearbook to hand, it may worth perusal. Everybody and his dog were offering BSR or Collaro-based machines, and I fancy one of those may have had this layout.
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I can't think of any like this with a side hinged lid!
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