Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1969 - 1972
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:7½ ips: 30Hz -18kHz
Wow and Flutter:< 0.15% at 7½ ips. < 0.2% at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
Featured in the 1969 Allied
Radio Corp catalogue, the TD-1030 was described as “… a spectacular
This was a four-track stereo tape deck taking
7″ reels and offering three speeds: 7½ , 3¾ and 1
ips. Two VU meters were provided for record level indication and
transport functions were selected via a five position function control
knob (similar to those found on Sony’s) . The recording controls
and microphone inputs were hidden under a hinged panel at the lower front,
also reminiscent of Sony.
Price when new: US$ 135.00 with a pair of Allied
4525 Dynamic microphones in a padded case thrown in for an extra $4.00.
Additional images of this recorder are supplied
on the Get Reel Contemporary Classics CD-ROM.
Total harmonic distortion: < 1% / Inputs: 2 microphone, 2 Auxiliary / Outputs: line, stereo headphone jack / Dimensions: 15½ x 13½ x 6¾ ” (394 x 343 x 171.5 mm) / Weight: 23 lbs (10.5 kg) / quarter-track stereo