Country of Manufacture:USA
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 -18kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.2% at 7½ ips & 0.25% at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The RK-675 was a hybrid unit using transistors in the preamp section and valves in the
amplifiers. The deck was driven by a heavy-duty 4-pole capacitor-start motor.
This was a quarter-track stereo recorder featuring auto shut-off, sound on sound,
two 6″ x 4″ speakers with “side-flap” reflectors,
push-button transport controls and came supplied with two dynamic microphones. Price when new was $159.95.
Lafayette also marketed the same machine in a fancy teak veneered cabinet
and majestically dubbed it “The Criterion 1000B” with a $US189.95 price tag.
Eager to cover all bases, a
tape-deck-only version as the RK-650 for $109.00.