SONY LONG PLAY AUTOMATIC
TELEPHONE RECORDER

The WORK HORSE OF THE 1980'S AND 1990's

 

THE WORLD'S VERY BEST AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE
TAPE RECORDER ON THE MARKET TODAY

 
SONY 12 HOUR LONG PLAY RECORDER
AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE TAPE RECORDER

This recorder was a Sony modified recorder that sold for many years and was the most popular long play tape recorder that recordced telephone calls. Almost every spy shop in the United States carried these and they were considered "the bread and butter" of almost every shop. In fact, the were the biggest investigative equipment seller for a very long time. They worked well and were very despendable. By today's standards with digital recorders, 12 hours seems like not very much recording time but for their period, this was a huge amout of recording time. Here is the way the description just like it was when it sold.

For simplified Automatic telephone recording in a long play format, the ATR-12 really meets the challenge! With exclusive modifications this unit offers excellent durability, unsurpassed long play sound quality, and features not found on any other unit of this kind. Just plug in to any standard telephone jack, place the unit in record mode and its ready to go. When any phone on line is picked up, the unit automatically begins recording both sides of the conversation. Upon hanging up, the unit stops recording and awaits the next incoming call. When using batteries there is zero power drain while the recorder is "waiting" for a conversation. A specially designed "audio enhanced circuit" automatically increases the volume of the caller so the recording is clear. Dual speed operation and auto-stop at end of tape. With an additional microphone, this recorder can also be used as a long play tape recorder off the telephone line.

 

    FEATURES

    SIMPLE MODULAR JACK CONNECTION TO PHONE LINE.
    ("Y" Adaptor Included)

    AUTOMATICALLY STARTS WHEN ANY RECEIVER IS LIFTED,

    STOPS UPON HANG UP.

    UNSURPASSED SOUND QUALITY IN A LONG PLAY FORMAT.

    "MONITOR" SWITCH LETS YOU LISTEN TO CALLS IN PROGRESS.

    NO TONES, BEEPS, OR OTHER NOISES.

    ZERO BATTERY DRAIN WHILE WAITING FOR CONVERSATION.

    TWO SPEED OPERATION ALLOWS FOR "QUICK REVIEW" PLAYBACK

    "CUE SCAN" FEATURE ALLOWS FOR ONE TOUCH HIGH SPEED

    AUDIBLE FAST FORWARD AND REWIND TO HELP QUICKLY

    LOCATE SPECIFIC AUDIO ON THE TAPE.

    SPECIAL AUDIO CIRCUITRY DESIGNED FOR TELEPHONE

    RECORDING-ENHANCES "CALLER" AUDIO LEVEL AND CLARITY.

    RECORDS ALL CONVERSATIONS ON LINE--(BOTH SIDES)--FROM

    ANY EXTENSION PHONE ON LINE. (FOR USE WITH SINGLE LINE PHONES ONLY)

    AC/DC POWER ---- AC ADAPTOR INCLUDED OR 4 "AA" BATTERIES.

    FULL AUTO STOP AND SHUT OFF AT END OF TAPE.

    OPERATES AS STANDARD LONG PLAY RECORDER WHEN

    DISCONNECTED FROM TELEPHONE LINE.
    (Requires external microphone for recording)

    Optional Add-On Features (see below)

    Optional Dialed Number Decoder

    Optional Two Way Number Grabber Logger

    High Powered Super Amplified Mics

    High Powered Super Amplified Directional Mics

    Lie Detection And Deception Detector

    Extra Long Play C-140 Tapes

 

SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS:
WEIGHT:
POWER:
RECORDING SYSTEM
RECOMMENDED TAPE:
SPEAKER:
POWER OUTPUT:
 5-3/4 X 2-3/8 X 9-3/8
2 LB. INCL. BATTERIES
120 V AC OR 4 "AA" BATTERIES (AC adapter included)
2-TRACK, 1 CHANNEL MONAURAL

PEP D-140, or Quality brand D-120
6.6 CM (2 5/8 INCHES) DIAMETER
400 MW (AT 10% HARMONIC DISTORTION)
 

THESE RECORDERS ORGINALLY SOLD FOR $395.00 IN THE 1980'S
IN THE 1900'S THE PRICE DROPPED DOWN TO ABOUT $195.00

 

EXTRA LONG PLAY C-140 TAPES
Get extra long loamy tapes.

 

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