Dokorder Reel to Reel Tape Recorders

Company Description

Dokorder produced reel to reel tape recorders from 1961 to 1980 which were manufactured in Japan. These tape recorders targeted the consumer, studio and semi-pro market. The early models of Dokorder tape recorders used tube electronics and later on they transitioned to solid-state tape recorders. The company produced both 2 and 4 track machines available in 110-120v, 220-240v & Multi voltages.

1946 – Osaka Denki Onkyo K.K founded (not related to Nippon Denki Onkyo, which became Denon).

1960 – Dokorder name brand introduced with the PT-36B-W R-R, AC or battery operated and a PT-36BX

1971 – 9000 Series introduced with models 9010V, 9020V & the 9060H, a studio-type R-R

1972 – Stereo tape deck Dokorder 7500

1974 – Released 7140

1975 – Introduced 7100, 7060, 8010 and 8100, 4-track 2-channel tape deck. MK50A- stereo cassette tape deck/recorder.

1976 – Model 1140, with an automatic cue function called “Program Memory”

1120, a 4-track and 1122 a 2-track stereo mono tape deck

8020 as a home table top model that used smaller reels. It had the “Dub-a-Tape” that made a copy of a reel and was worth one tenth the price of the 1140.

1977 – Dokorder 7700 Released

1982 – Murata Manufacturing acquired 55% shares of Denki Onkyo.

1999 – The Denki Onkyo Company fully merged into Murata.

General Information

Manufacturer: Dokorder

Years in Business: 1946 To 1999

Country: Japan

Years making R-R Tape Recorders: 1960 To 1977