Brand: Bias Electronics
Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:U.K.
Release dates:1975 - 1979
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Dimension: 20 x 14½ x 10" (508 x 368 x 254mm)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo - Stacked
# Motors: 3
Frequency Response:( 2 dB): 15 ips: 40 - 18KHz 7½ ips: 40 - 16KHz 3¾ ips: 40 - 10KHz
Wow and Flutter:30 & 15 ips: 0.05% 7½ ips: 0.1% 3¾ ips: 0.15%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:60dB mono, 58dB stereo at 15 ips
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6 / 10
Weight: 56lb (25.5kg)
The deBE 1000 was designed to perform under the most exacting conditions and was built on precision reinforced aluminium castings. All electronic modules and logic boards were made from glass fibre and plugged into gold-plated edge-connectors.
Equalisation was switchable between CCIR and NAB.
The open face plug-in head block was designed with ease of editing in mind. Soft solenoid actuated band brakes allowed easy hand movement of tape and the ‘edit’ button allowed audible location of material during fast wind. The straight-line tape path made for speedy tape threading
Speed stability: better than ±0.2% / Start time: to rated speed better than 0.1second at 15 ips / Rewind time: 2,400 ft in 100 seconds / Stereo crosstalk: better than -40dB / Noise: 60dB mono and stereo / Distortion: less than 1% at 320 nWb / m at 15 ips / Bias frequency: 100KHz / Line inputs: impedance 10K, nominal input level 0dBm, min -20dBm