Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1969 - 1972
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: 40Hz -15kHz
Wow and Flutter:(less than) 0.23% at 7½ , 0.35% at 3¾ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 46dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
This was a
low-budget, quarter-track stereo recorder, sold by the American company
Lafayette with their brand on it but made in Japan.
Features included three speeds (7½ , 3¾ &
ips), tape lifters, sound with sound, a 5-mode single tape function lever,
twin VU meters, single 4-pole motor, 7″ spool capacity and a laminated
combined record/playback head.
Two 3 x 5″ full-range speakers were driven by a solid
state 5 watt (maximum) amplifier.
Crosstalk: better than 55dB / Total harmonic distortion: less than 1.5% / Bias frequency: 96kHz / Semi-conductors: 10 transistors, 4 diodes / Inputs: microphone: 0.5mV for 0VU, 600 ohms, auxiliary: 100mV / Outputs: stereo headphones, extension speakers(16 ohms) / Power output: 5 watts (maximum) / Speaker(s): two 3 x 5″ oval speakers / Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 7¼ ” (305 x 305 x 184mm) / Weight: 22 lbs (10 kg) / quarter-track stereo