Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1963 - 1966
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
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).
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