Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1962 - 1965
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 2 dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.15% at 7½ ips, less than 0.2% at 3¾ ips (RMS)
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The Electronic Instrument
Company (EICO) in Flushing, NY. started out in around 1945, manufacturing
test equipment , but they also offered many audio kits and pre-wired units
The RP-100 was a quarter-track stereo tape deck which could also play
back half-track stereo tapes. It had three separate heads, speeds of 7½
& 3¾ ips, took 7″ reels and separate solid state record
and playback electronics, enabling off-tape monitoring whilst recording.
Other features included solenoid-operated tape lifters, electrical push-button
controls, DC electro-dynamic braking, sound on sound, dual VU meters,and
automatic end-of-tape stop.
Timing accuracy: 0.3% / Fast wind speed: 1200ft per minute / Dimensions: 13¼ x 16 x 7¼” (337 x 406 x 184mm) / Weight: 48lbs (22 kg) / quarter-track stereo