Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1976 - 1980
Original Price: $540
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 30Hz to 23kHz @ 7½ ips (LN tape) 30Hz to 19kHz @ 3¾ ips 30Hz to 22kHz @7½ ips (Normal tape) 30Hz to 18kHz @ 3¾ ips
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.06% @ 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 55 dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
This was a two-speed (7½ & 3¾ ips) quarter-track stereo recorder with a 7″ reel
capacity, four glass & crystal ferrite heads and automatic and manual
reverse (playback only).
The transport comprised three motors. an AC servo motor for direct capstan
drive and two Eddy-current outer rotor reel motors.
Other features included automatic stop, tape selector switch, expanded
VU meters, dual monitoring and line/mike mixing.
Rewind speed: 82 or 66 sec. using a 1.200 ft tape at 50 or 60 Hz / Dimensions: 17.3 x 15.6 x 8.1″ (440 x 395 x 205mm ) / Weight: 33.4 lbs (15.2 kg) / quarter-track stereo