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Brand: Knight

Model:KN 4400

Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1963 - 1966

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB+1/2PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 15kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than  0.2% at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 40dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


This was Knight’s “professional”
stereo tape deck for 1963.  It had two speeds, 7½ &
3¾ ips, laminated 4-track record/play head and a double gap erase
head. A built-in stereo record/play preamplifier included dual VU
meters and the unit was styled “attractively” in matt beige.

A single sliding lever (top right of unit) selected the transport mode:
Rewind, Stop, Record/Play or Fast Forward and a 3-digit tape counter was
provided for “accurate” cueing and editing.
The other controls (from bottom right to left) were:   Record-Play-Off,
Volume 1 & Volume 2 (record & playback), Stereo/Mono switch, Mike/Tape
head switch, and inputs for mike/tape head 1 & 2 with high level inputs
on the rear of the deck. Price in 1963 was $US 179.95
The unit came with an optional attractive “scuff-proof” cream
& beige carrying case ($24.95).

Additional Info

Bias oscillator frequency: 80kHz / Hum and noise: 50 db below peak recording level / Valve complement: 12AX7 / ECC83 x 5 plus 4 rectifiers & diodes / Inputs: high impedance microphone input and high & low line input / Outputs: stereo hi-level outputs for external amplifier / Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 6¼” (330 x 330 x 159 mm) / Weight: 28 lbs (12.7 kg) / quarter-track stereo


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