Country of Manufacture:Germany
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 20Hz - 25kHz 3¾ ips: 20Hz - 18kHz 1ips: 20Hz - 14kHz
Wow and Flutter:7½ ips: equal to or less than 0.05% 3¾ ips: equal to or less than 0.1% 1ips: equal to or less than 0.2%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:half-track - 68dB at 7½ , 67dB at 3¾ and 62dB at 1ips quarter-track - 64dB at 7½ , 63dB at 3¾ and 58dB at 1ips
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10
The AS-5000 (and its big brother the AS-6000) series of tape decks were semi-professional, three motor machines with three heads. Available in both half-track (5002) and quarter-track (5004) stereo versions, and extra playback head could be fitted so that both half and quarter-track tapes could be used.
The deck came with three speeds, 7½ , 3¾ and 1 7/8 ips.
Other features included electronically controlled braking, Opto-electronic tape tension regulation, fast rewind cuing, auto play repetition key (tape will rewind when key is pressed and begin playing when key released),
electronic tape counter, mixing facility and headphone output with separate volume control.
Equalisation: 7½ ips: 50µS + 3180µs 3¾ ips: 90µs + 3180µs 1ips: 120µs + 3180µs / Dynamics at 10Khz (AS-5002 half-track): 7½ ips: equal to or greater than 63dB 3¾ ips: equal to or greater than 53dB 1ips: equal to or greater than 46dB / Rewind speed: 85 seconds for 1800ft / Inputs: mixable mic & line / Outputs: line and headphones / Dimensions: 16.4 x 12.6 x 6.1″ (430 x 345 x 155mm) / Weight: 39 lbs (18 kg) / quarter-track stereo (AS-5004). half-track stereo (AS 5002)