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Brand: Dokorder


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1976 - 1980

Original Price: $1200

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 17 x 16 x 21" 432 x 406533mm

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Quad

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: XLR Balanced, RCA

Frequency Response:( 1.5dB): 22Hz to 22kHz at both speeds

Wow and Flutter:0.085% at 7½ ips, 0.055% at 15 ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:55.5dB at 7½ ips. 54.7dB at 15 ips (unweighted)

Sound quality rating:7 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 8/ 10

Weight: 55 lbs (25 kg)

Additional Details


An impressive and versatile four channel recorder with Multi-sync recording, postion/repeat play memory, solenoid controls and impressive specifications. From an equipment test report by Hirsch-Houck Laboratories (1976) “…. We found the tape-loading process to be exceptionally simple, even for someone with more than the normal quota of thumbs. All solenoid-controlled recorders emit an audible “clunk” when their control buttons are operated, and this one is no exception. In any event, none of the acoustic output of the solenoids affects the taped program. All in all, the performance, versatility and striking physical design of the Dokorder 1140 add up to make it an outstanding value despite its not inconsiderable price…..”

Additional Info

Year 1976
Price when new (in the USA) $1200
Track system Quarter-track four-channel
Heads Three
Motors Three
Maximum reel size 10½ ”
Tape speeds 7½ and 15 ips
Frequency response ( 1.5dB) 22Hz to 22kHz at both speeds
Wow & flutter 0.085% at 7½ ips, 0.055% at 15 ips
Signal to noise ratio 55.5dB at 7½ ips; 54.7dB at 15 ips (unweighted)
Speed error 0.25% fast
Harmonic distortion +3 VU – 3%, 0-VU – 1.5%
Rewind speed 1800ft in 90 seconds
Inputs 4 microphone: 600 ohm – 0.3mV required for 0-VU; 4 line: 72 mV required for 0-VU
Outputs 4 line (1.8 V at 0-VU), two stereo headphones (front & rear)
Dimensions 17 x 16 x 21″ 432 x 406533mm)
Weight 55 lbs (25 kg)


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