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Technical Details

Brand: Lafayette

Model:Criterion 1000B

Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1966 - 1969

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

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 3"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz -18kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.2% at 7½  ips & 0.25% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


Lafayette made three versions
of  this recorder, this one with its fancy teak veneered cabinet
was majestically dubbed “The Criterion 1000B” and aimed at the
discerning buyer.
A hybrid unit using transistors in the preamp section and valves in the
amplifiers, this stereo recorder featured auto shut-off, sound on sound,
two 6″ x 4″ speakers with “side-flap” reflectors,
push-button transport controls and came with two dynamic microphones.

The deck was driven by a heavy-duty 4-pole capacitor-start motor. Price
when new: $US189.95.
At $30
cheaper, the RK-675 was identical except for the case.

Additional Info

Valve complement: 2 x 12AT7 (AF amp), 2 x 6BQ5 (output) 2 x 12AU7 (bias osc & AF amp) 4 semiconductors / Rewind speed: 3 minutes for 1200ft tape / Audio output power: 3 watts per channel / Inputs: 2 microphone, 2 phono / tuner / Outputs: 2 audio, 2 monitor / Speaker(s): 6″ x 4″ oval speaker per channel / Dimensions: 17 x 12 x 7″  (432 x 311 x 178 mm) / Weight: 37 lbs  (16.8 kg) / quarter-track stereo


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