Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1973 - 1978
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 3"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): low noise tape: 30Hz - 18kHz, high-output tape: 30Hz - 16kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:52 dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10
Simplicity was the major
selling point of this budget-oriented tape deck featuring three speeds,
two heads and a single motor.
The front panel included a single tape-function control knob, two VU
meters, two microphone jacks, a headphone jack, normal or low-noise tape
select switch and slider-type record level controls.
Other features included a four-digit tape counter, sound-on-sound, sound-with-sound
and a 7″ reel capacity.
This recorder had the distinction of being the lowest-priced stereo tape
deck in Lafayette’s 1973 catalogue, priced at $US 159.95.
Additional images for this recorder are supplied on the Get Reel Vintage
Inputs: mic: 10kohm, aux / Outputs: line: 0-1V. headphones / Dimensions: 12¾ x 15¾ x 7½ ” (324 x 400 x 190.5mm) / Weight: 21lbs (9.5kg) / half-track stereo