Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1965 - 1968
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: dual-track-mono
Sound quality rating:4 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6/ 10
The TP-704 was a two-speed, two-track mono portable mains and battery recorder with a 500mW output and a 2¾ x 4¼ -inch speaker.
Piano key controls were provided rewind, stop, fast forward and play. A separate (red) button activated record (with the play key). A record level meter also served as a battery condition indicator during playback mode.
The TP-704 was a little more sophisticated than other AIWA models of the time. Not only did allow fast forwarding, but it also had a tape speed selector switch. Other cheaper models required a capstan sleeve to be fitted or removed to engage a second speed.
Power supply: Four size “C” (1.5V) batteries / Inputs: Remote start, mic, DC supply (all mini-jacks) / Outputs: earphone, aux / Speaker(s): 2¾ x 4¼ -inch (69 x 108mm) / Dimensions: 340 x 311 x 65mm (13½ x 12¼ x 2½ inches) / two track mono