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For model Bändi, Pouva, Karl; Freital/Sachsen
Country:  Germany
Manufacturer / Brand:  Pouva, Karl; Freital/Sachsen
Year: 1964–1966 Category: Sound/Video Recorder and/or Player
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) 5: GC116 GC116 GC116 GC121 GC121
Main principle Audio-Amplification
Details Tape Recorder
Power type and voltage Storage Battery for all (e.g. for car radios and amateur radios) / 6 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
Power out 0.1 W (unknown quality)
from Model: Bändi - Pouva, Karl; Freital/Sachsen
Material Plastics (no bakelite or catalin)
Shape Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
Dimensions (WHD) 215 x 90 x 180 mm / 8.5 x 3.5 x 7.1 inch

Mono-Tonbandgerät, 1/2 Spur. Aufnahme & Wiedergabe 9,53 cm/s, Löschkopf schwenkbar mit Permanentmagnet. Max. Spulendurchmesser 10 cm, Laufzeit 2 x 22 Min. Gewicht mit  auslaufsicherem  Pb-Akku PM3  3,0 kg.
Nach 1966 verbessert als Bändi II mit 2x 3 Stück Rulag-Bleigel-Akku RZP2.
Empfohlenes Mikrofon DM1623

Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 1.7 kg / 3 lb 11.9 oz (3.744 lb)
Price in first year of sale 298.00 Mark
Source of data -- Original prospect or advert / Radiokatalog Band 2, Ernst Erb
Mentioned in Radio und Fernsehen 13 (1964), H. 11, S. 349
Literature/Schematics (1) Zeitschrift "Jugend und Technik" (DDR), 1963, Heft 10, Seiten 72/73
Documents regarding this model
  Zeitschrift "Jugend und Technik" Oktober 1963 (Heft 10), Seiten 72/73: Ankündigung Bändi. 2960 KB

Model page created by Wolfgang Lill. See "Data change" for further contributors.

All listed radios etc. from Pouva, Karl; Freital/Sachsen
Here you find 2 models, 2 with images and 2 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.


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Pouva, Karl; Freital: Bändi
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karl-pouva: Bändi
Peter Friedman

 In one of the two photos I've attached, there is the outlet to plug in a pouva microphone, I assume. What is this type of plug called? Where can I find a microphone that would fit?

In the second photo is another outlet. Is it for an AC connector (the machine has a battery compartment? A foot control?


Heribert Jung

Hello Peter, the  "microphone outlet" is to find in the schema as "Hü1". It is a DIN connection which has an input from a radio and output to a radio or amplifier. If it is also usable by a microhpon can be tested or is written in a usermanual.

The other outlet is not an AC connector, it is a connector for external speaker. In the schema you find it right as Hü3.

The 2 connection holes next to Hü1 seems to be Hü3. It is for 6V DC.


Peter Friedman

 That's what I was hoping to learn, Heribert. Now:

1. What does DIN mean?

2. You talk about the connector for radio use. Is it to record FROM a radio onto the Bandi? Or is there another use for the radio connection?

3. Where would a microphone go if not the Hu1?

4. What 'schema' are you referring to?

5. Where could I find a user manual?

6. Where would I find a speaker or microphone that fit these connectors. Or do I do some modifying?

7. Many many thanks.

Heribert Jung

Hello Peter,

1. DIN = Deutsche Industrie Norm  See also DIN connector

2. please read Post 2:  " input from a radio and output to a radio". See also file _beschr3.pdf  "Aufnahme vom Rundfunk".

3. Yes, see _beschr3.pdf   "Mikrofonaufnahme".

4.+ 5.  The schema and Bedienungsanleitung  you find at the model under "All schematics".   Please Read the "I" at top of page!

6a Microphon: In DDR in the 60th or on fleemarket or you use or build an adapter.

In the User Guide is written it must be niederohmiges Tauchspulenmikrofon. In English it seems to be named Moving-coil-microphones.

6b Speaker: 8 Ohm 0.5 Watt is written in schema. You need only a plug or a cable with plug wich you connect to an external speaker. There is no need for an external speaker.

7. good luck with you tape recorder.



Peter Friedman


  I seem to have a tiny bit of translating ahead of me.

  Very exciting!



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karl-pouva: Bändi
Peter Friedman

 In the last image of the Bandi, the battery load is displayed (I believe). Can someone please give me more information about this type of battery, if they (or a form of them) are still available (and where!), and if a different value is permitted (for instance; the photo shows "PB-Akku PM3b / 6V, 2,5Ah". I can find a battery with 6V, 4Ah. Is that acceptable? Also, what is "Ah"?

I'm depending on the generosity of "there is no such thing as a stupid question." Still, I apologize for asking what, I'm sure, is elementary to the membership.

Emilio Ciardiello

Dear Peter,

Ah stays for Ampere/hours and indicates the capacity of the battery or how many Amperes the battery can deliver if discharged in one hour. If the 4 Ah battery you found fits the place of the old one, you can use it.

Regards, Emilio

Peter Friedman

 Many thanks, Emilio

Pouva, Karl; Freital: Bändi
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