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Brand: Akai

Model:1730D-SS

Category:Mainstream

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1977-1977

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Quad

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz to 22 kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.12% at 7½ ips. less than 0.15% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 50 dB at 7½ ips

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 6 / 10

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Description

The 1730D-SS was a four-channel surround sound single motor deck, an evolution of the 1700 series. Featuring two speeds, (7½ and 3¾ ips) it had four separate input levels, four microphone inputs and two headphone outputs.

It featured a three head system with an additional full track erase head and monitor switches enabled source/tape comparison during recording. Other features included a four-digit counter, auto shut-off and built-inreel retainers.This was a popular unit due mainly to its ‘nice’ price ($600 in the USA).

 

Additional Info

equalisation: correct playback to NAB curve / Distortion: less than 1.5% at 7½ ips (1,000Hz at “0” VU recording) / Erase ratio: better than 70dB / Bias frequency: 100kHz / Semi-conductors: 19 transistors, 6 diodes, 8 linear ICs / Inputs: 4 x Microphone: 0.4 mV impedance 30 Kohms 4 x Line: 40 mV impedance 100 Kohms 2 x DIN: 5mv / Outputs: 4 x Line: 1.228V max. load impedance more than 20 Kohms 2 x Din: 0.4V 2 x Headphones (front and rear) : 100 mV at 8 ohms / Rewind speed: 75 seconds for 1200ft at 60Hz, 90 seconds at 50Hz / Dimensions: 17¾ x 16½ x 9½ ” (450 x 420 x 240mm) / Weight: 33 lbs (15 kg) / quarter-track, four channel surround sound and quarter-track stereo

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