THE SCHAUB LORENZ MUSIC CENTER


  Devised, researched
 and written
  by
  Peter King Smith BSc

                                                         The mid-1960s, German-built multi-track tape recorder with FM/AM/SW radio

Technical Data



The Schaub-Lorenz Music Center 5001
comprises four basic units (l-r, viewed from back of cabinet):

- Tape unit
-
 Control unit
-
 Receiver unit
-
 Power-supply unit 

Tape unit
-
Alphanumeric track-selection dial (A to O, no letter 'I'): 14 sectors each with 9 mono tracks
-
10 cm (4") wide magnetic tape with 126 tracks
- Total recording time: 126 tracks x 22 minutes = 46h 12m 
- Single-spindle pulley (defines tape speed)
-
Rim-drive motor: play/record speed: 9.5-14 cm/sec [1]
- Fast tape rewind motor: rewind speed: 581 cm/sec (25 sec) [1]; 726 cm/sec (20 sec) [2] 

Control unit

- 6 push buttons: Radio (on/off), Music Center (on/off): tape unit, Playback, Stop, Pause, Record
-
Top-quality amplifier (see The 5001's amplifier)


Receiver unit

- 4-band radio

- FM tuner: 87.5-104.5 MHz; 2.87-3.44 m
- AM tuner:
  - LW: 145-267 kHz; 1120-2070 m,
  - MW: 515-1625 kHz; 184.5-582 m
  - SW: 5.8-7.85 MHz; 38.3-51.8 m 

- Automatic Frequency Control (AFC)
  - fine-tunes and locks onto a selected signal (FM only)
- 2 loudspeakers (10 watts): a "small treble speaker inside the cone of a bass speaker" [3]
- 5 push buttons: AFC, FM, LW, MW, SW 
- 4 knobs: tuning, treble, volume, bass
- FM aerial built into the roof of the cabinet
- Two-pinned plug (rear of cabinet): internal FM aerial
- Single wire with black plug: internal AM aerial 

Power-pack unit
- Power supply: 220 V; 110 V (US only)
- Power consumption:
  - 90 W for PLAY and RECORD modes
  - 160 W for fast rewind
- Fan (rarely fitted) 


Dimensions
L x B x W: 785 x 326 x 284 mm

Weight
26 kg


Footnotes
1. Original German music-center marketing brochure published by Schaub-Lorenz Vertreibs GmbH, 1-4-1965.
2. Otto Limann, Funkschau 37, 1965 (see Archive) in the main menu.
3. Jim Weir, Nov 2007.


 

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