Country of Manufacture:Japan
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 7½ ips: 30 to 23kHz
Wow and Flutter:(less than) 0.15% at 7½ ips. 0.25% at 3¾ ips & 0.35% at 1 ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 45dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
A cross-field head quarter-track
stereo tape deck (no inbuilt amplifiers or speakers) featuring three speeds
(7½, 3¾ & 1
ips ), three heads (erase, record/play and crossfield bias) and a hysteresis
synchronous 2-speed motor. With an optional (extra) capstan sleeve and
smaller pinch roller kit, the recorder could be used at 15 ips.
The X-100D was the first in a series which also included the X-150D and
X-165D. The 100D was the only one from this series with rubber reel retainers,
the others featured built-in reel locks on the hubs. Maximum reel size
was 7″ and the unit utilised 11 transistors and 2 diodes.
Other features included: auto stop/shut off switch, three-position equalizer
switch, three digit tape counter and separate (mixable) left and right
line/mic level controls.
See also model X150D.
: 1 ips: 30 to 9kHz / Semiconductors: 11 silicon transistors and 2 rectifiers / Output level: (0 VU) 1.23v RMS / Dimensions: 13½” x 13½” x 9″ (343 x 343 x 230mm) / Weight: 30 lbs (13.6 kg) / quarter-track stereo