Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1973 - 1978
Original Price: $£146.
Speeds: 7 1/2, 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Quad
Frequency Response:( 3dB): low noise tape: 30Hz - 18kHz normal tape: 30Hz - 16kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.10% RMS
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
economy version of the 1400U with slightly lower specifications, the 1405U/H
was a solid state, 4 channel / 2 channel stereo tape deck with two tape
speeds, 3¾ and 7½ ips.
Other selling points included automatic stop,
flip-up head cover for easy cleaning, four VU meters, and a tape selector
switch for low-noise tapes.
Like the 1400U, a large rotary selector bar
was positioned on the deck’s right hand side for transport functions with
twin record buttons on the left.
A specially designed capstan with low deformation
characteristics and a retractable pinch roller were also incorporated
into the design.
Semi-conductors: 11 transistors, 4 IC’s / Rewind speed: 160 seconds / 1200ft / Inputs: microphone: (4) 0.3mV / 600-ohm line:(4) 77.5mV / 100Kohm DIN connector / Outputs: line: (4) 1.2 V / 4.7 kohm DIN connector / Dimensions: 13½ x 16 x 7½ ” (343 x 406 x 194mm) / Weight: 22lb (10 kg) / quarter-track stereo and four channel