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Technical Details

Brand: Lafayette


Category:Mid High Fidelity



Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1962 - 1965

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:(all ±3 dB): 80Hz - 10kHz at 7½ ips

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


Described by Lafayette as a ‘Deluxe Dual Track recorder” the RK-130 was a half-track mono machine whose features included:
two tape speeds (7½ & 3¾ ips)
seven inch reel capacity
built-in 1.5 watt amplifier and 4¾-inch speaker
extension speaker jack
with switch
radio/line and mic inputs (can be used simultaneously)
neon tube record level indicator

simple lever operation

tube (four) construction
The recorder was imported by Lafayette (most likely from Japan), re-badged as Lafayette, and sold by them through their catalog for $89.95 complete with dynamic microphone, empty reel and patch cords.

Additional Info

Outputs: stereo tape head, ext. speaker and monitor / Speaker(s): 4¾ permanent magnet / Audio output: 1.5 watts / Valve complement: 1 x 12AD7. 1 x 6BM8. 1 x 6AR5. 1 x 6X4 (rectifier) / Dimensions: 16.4 x 12.4 x 8 inches (417 x 315 x 203 mm) / Weight: 28 lbs  (12.73 kg) / half-track mono


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