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Technical Details

Brand: Lafayette

Model:RK-130

Category:Mainstream

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1965-1965

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

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 110-120v

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

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Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details

Description

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

all
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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