Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1976 - 1980
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Dimension: 17 x 16.8 x 6.75" (434 x 428 x 171mm)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Frequency Response: 30Hz - 22kHz at 7½ ips +- 3dB
Wow and Flutter:0.06% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 10
Weight: 48.4 lbs (22kg)
This was a quarter-track, two-speed (3.75, 7.5ips) deck made by the Denki Onkyo company of Japan.
Features included sound-on-sound, echo capabilities, source / tape monitoring,
solenoid operated transport. three motors and three heads. Eq and bias switches were provided for normal or special tape and reels of up to 10½ ” could be used.
Price when new (in Australia) was $665.00
Source: 1977 Stereo Buyers Guide
The 1120 was a four track stereo 3 3/4, 7 1/2 IPS North American specific (117v 60hz) model and has an optional two track stereo headblock assembly.
The 1122 was a two track stereo 7 1/2, 15 IPS multi-voltage switchable (110,117,125,220,240v) model and has an optional four track stereo headblock assembly.
Both models included a switch on the rear panel for 2 and 4 track.
These decks included two pulleys for the capstan drive and the belt needs to be switched to the smaller diameter for 60 Hz, larger diameter for 50 Hz
4 digit tape counter