Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1968 - 1971
Original Price: $99
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Dimension: 12 x 15¾ ; ; x 7½ ; (302 x 405 x 180 mm)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 1
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:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10
Weight: 25¼ ; lb (11.5 kg)
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.
Price When New UK £99
Motors One (Induction)
Tape Speeds 7½ & 3¾ ips
Frequency Response ( 3dB) 7½ ips: 30Hz – 21kHz – 3¾ ips: 30Hz – 14kHz
Wow & Flutter (less than) 0.15% RMS at 7½ ; ips and 0.22% RMS at 3¾ ; ips
Signal to Noise Ratio better than 50dB
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)