The Teknik SM2 Reel-To-Reel Tape Machine
This early success with the Teknik SM2 is commemorated to this day in the brand’s logo as a stylised tape reel.
In October 1975, a new company was formed, acquiring the audio side of “Klark-Teknik Limited”, and the garage forecourt business changed its name to Kidderminster Garage Equipment Limited and later in 1982 was sold to its then manager.
In 1976 a further development in signal processing was launched; the Teknik-27s, a 27-band graphic equaliser. The very first batches were almost totally handmade (like their predecessors) including a chassis made from aluminium sheet and a rotary level control which was milled and turned on a lathe by hand. The internal wiring looms to the faders were complex and testing involved an interactive adjustment of every filter making the product very expensive to produce.