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Brand: Dokorder


Category:Super High Fidelity


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1976 - 1980

Original Price: $1195

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 4

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

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Quad

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

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:8 / 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…..”
The complete test report is supplied on the Get Reel Contemporary Classics

Additional Info

Speed error: less than 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)  Quarter-track four-channel


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