Country of Manufacture:Japan
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:7½ ips: 40-18kHz ( 3db)
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.2 % at 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 50 dB at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
can enjoy professional results! boasted the advertisement
from Electronics Australia September 1965.
The 1700 (circa 1965) and the 1710 (pictured,
circa 1967) were quarter-track stereo recorders with speeds of 1,
3¾ & 7½ ips. The speed change was effected by the two
speed motor and an additional capstan sleeve. (15 ips was an optional
extra with a special capstan sleeve and pinch roller kit). They featured
auto-stop, built in twin loudspeakers and vertical or horizontal operation.
Other features included – FM multiplex ready,
record safety button, instant stop control, 2 VU meters, two high impedance
pre-amp outputs and separate left and right channel volume and tone controls.
Valve complement: two x ECC82 (pre-amp), two x EL84 (amplifier) / Rewind speed: less than one minute / Audio output power: five watts per channel / Speaker(s): two built in 5″ x 7″ speakers / four-track stereo