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Technical Details

Brand: Lafayette

Model:RK 400

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



Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1961 - 1964


Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

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Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:(all ±3 dB): 60Hz - 8500kz at 7½ ips

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Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


‘Never before such exceptional quality and value!” announced Lafayette in their 1961 catalog when describing this imported and re-badged half-track mono machine.
Features included a 5″ reel capacity, two speeds (7½ & 3¾ ips with capstan sleeve change), a single rugged function control, single neon indicator light to show peak recording level and a heavy-duty speaker.
Price when new was $49.50 complete with crystal microphone, empty reel and patch cords.

Additional Info

Outputs: ext. speaker / Speaker(s): single heavy-duty PMt / Audio output: 1.5 watts / Dimensions: 11.75 x 9.8 x 7.2 inches (298 x 249 x 183 mm) / Weight: 20 lbs  (9.1kg) / half-track mono


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