Sonifex Micro HSx Cart Player and Record Unit

Made:
circa 1977
Sonifex Micro HSx Cart Player and Record Unit

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Sonifex Micro HSx cart player and record unit c.1977. Dual cart player.

NAB cartridges "Carts" were endless 1/4 inch tape loops of up to 60 minutes - although between 30 seconds and 2 minutes was a more common length. The cart, containing a jingle or trail (or advert in ILR), was placed in the machine. Pressing "play" gave instant play and the machine continued to play the cart until it detected a cue (recorded on a special cue track) which denoted that the loop had got round to the beginning again and the machine then stopped, ready to play it again.

Details

Category:
Television
Collection:
BBC Heritage Collection
Object Number:
2012-5118/200
Materials:
electronic components, metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall: 170 mm x 220 mm x 310 mm, 8 kg
type:
cart player and record unit