Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1968 - 1971
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 60Hz -12kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.25% at 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:42dB or better
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The RK-710 was a simple mono half-track recorder with three speeds, seven inch reel capacity, 1.5 watt output and internal 3 x 5″ speaker.
Features included horizontal or vertical operation, single rotary-style transport function control, illuminated VU meter, volume and tone controls, record safety button and all solid-state electronics.
The actual performance of the RK-710 was what you’d expect from a recorder priced at $US64.95 – at 7½ ips the frequency response was 60Hz -12kHz with wow and flutter at 0.25%.
Sold exclusively by Lafayette Radio.
Bias frequency: 60kHz / Audio output: 1.5 watts / Speaker: 3 x 5″ wide range / Inputs: microphone 10k , auxiliary 500K / Outputs: external speaker / Dimensions: 11½ x 12¼ . x 6¾ .” (292 x 311 x 144 mm) / Weight: 16 lbs (7.3kg) / half-track mono