Country of Manufacture:Japan
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:(3db): 7½ . ips: 30 - 21kHz
Wow and Flutter:(less than) 0.15% RMS at 7½ . ips and 0.22% RMS at 3¾ . ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 50dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The 3000D (precursor to the 4000D) was a four-track stereo tape deck with no power amplifiers or loudspeakers and not even any playback volume controls, but it was packed into an attractive compact, walnut-grained cabinet and had all the tape facilities needed in a home music system.
The recorder could be mounted vertically or horizontally and the inputs and outputs were located in a recessed panel on the left-hand side—all except the two microphone input jack sockets which were on the deck itself.
Separate record and replay heads and pre-amplifiers were fitted so that accurate A-B testing could be achieved via a switch on the front panel of the deck.
Rewind speed: 150 seconds for 1,200 ft tape / Inputs: microphone – 0.5mV 30K, line – 50mV 30K / Outputs: line – 1.23v at 0 VU, stereo headphones 8Ω / Dimensions: 12 x 15¾ . . x 7½ . (302 x 405 x 180 mm) / Weight: 25¼ . lb (11.5 kg) / quarter-track stereo