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Brand: ASC

Model:AS 6000

Category:Super High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Germany

Release dates:1980 - 1985

Original Price: $1795

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 16.9 x 15.6 x 6.1" (430 x 395 x 155mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:15 ips: 20Hz - 28kHz 7½ ips: 20Hz - 25kHz 3¾ ips: 20Hz - 22kHz ( 3dB)

Wow and Flutter:15 ips .04% 7½ ips .05% 3¾ ips 0.1%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:Half-track - 68dB at 15 & 7½ , 67dB at 3¾ and 62dB at 1ips Quarter-track - 64dB at 15 & 7½

Sound quality rating:8 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 10

Weight: 44.1 lbs (20 kg)

Additional Details

Description

The AS-6000 (and its smaller brother the AS-5000) series of tape decks were semi-professional, three motor machines with three heads. Featuring a 10½ ” reel capacity, it was available in both half-track (AS-6002) and quarter-track (AS-6004) stereo versions. An extra playback head could be fitted so that both half and quarter-track tapes could be used.
The AS-6000 was available in two different tape-speed combinations, the high-speed version (suffix “38 S”) with 15, 7½ and 3¾ ips and the standard version with 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), mixing facility and headphone output with separate volume control. The counter on the AS-6000 was a five-digit electronic type, calibrated in meters and decimeters.

Additional Info

Price when new UK  £787  USA $1795.00
Track system
quarter-track stereo (AS-6004); half-track stereo (AS 6002)
Heads three
Motors DC capstan motor (collector-less), 2 x outside rotor spool motors
MaximumReel Size 10½ ”
Tape speeds 7½ , 3¾ and 1ips (15, 7½ and 3¾ for AS-6002/38 S and 6004/38 S)
Frequency response (3dB)
15 ips: 20Hz – 28kHz
7½ ips: 20Hz – 25kHz
3¾ ips: 20Hz – 22kHz
1 7/8 ips: 20Hz – 17kHz
Wow & flutter
15 ips:  0.04%
7½ ips: 0.05%
3¾ ips: 0.1%
1 7/8 ips:  0.2%
Signal to noise ratio
Half-track – 68dB at 15 & 7½ , 67dB at 3¾ and 62dB at 1 7/8 ips
Quarter-track – 64dB at 15 & 7½ , 63dB at 3¾ and 58dB at 1 7/8 ips
Equalization
15 & 7½ ips: 50µS + 3180µs
3¾ ips: 90µs + 3180µs
1ips: 120µs + 3180µs
Dynamics at 10Khz (AS-6002 half-track)
15 ips 70dB
7½ ips 63dB
3¾ ips 53dB
1 7/8 ips 46dB
Rewind speed 2 mins 48 seconds for 3600ft
Input sensitivity microphone: 0.2mV; line: 22mV; DIN 0.04mV
Output levels line: 1V; DIN 650mV; headphones: 1.6V; mixer 100mV
Dimensions 16.9 x 15.6 x 6.1″ (430 x 395 x 155mm)
Weight 44.1 lbs (20 kg)

Quarter-track stereo (AS-6004). Half-track stereo (AS 6002)

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Sound: 8
Performance: 7
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