Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1964 - 1967
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: 40Hz - 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.2% at 7½ ips and 0.3% at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The RK-142 was a budget-priced no-frills half-track mono recorder featuring two speeds (7½ & 3¾ ips), a seven inch reel capacity, rugged shift lever for fast forward, rewind, play and record
functions, 2 watt output, heavy duty 6″ x 4″
PM speaker and controls for tone and volume.
Described by Lafayette as ‘perfect for home, school or office’, the RK-142 was priced at $59.95 complete with dynamic microphone.
Fast wind time: 3 minutes for 7″ reel (1200ft) / Inputs: microphone, phono / Outputs: extension speaker / Audio power output: 2 watts / Speaker(s): 6″ x 4″ oval speaker / Dimensions: 11¾ x 10 x 7½ inches (299 x 251 x 181mm) / Weight: 22 lbs (10 kg) / half-track mono