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Technical Details

Brand: Lafayette



Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1969 - 1972

Original Price: $$199.9

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB+1/2PB

Speeds: 7 1/2, 3 3/4, 1 7/8

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 4

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz -22kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.15% at 7½ ips, less than 0.2% at 3¾ ips

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


Subtitled the
“COMPUTOR-MATIC” this was an auto-reverse tape deck with
dual capstan and dual motor drive. It could play in one direction
and then reverse (playing side two) at the touch of a switch or auto-reverse
at the end of a side via means of a metal foil on the tape.
The RK-920 was the deck version of the RK-960 and was a quarter-track stereo machine with three
speeds and four heads. Other features included vertical or horizontal operation, feather-touch solenoid operated controls, sound on sound and
sound with sound.
A wide range of inputs were provided including microphone or magnetic
pick-up, auxiliary mic and auxiliary magnetic pickup. Outputs were provided
for stereo headphones, extension speakers and auxiliary.
This deck was priced at $199.95 and available only from Lafayette Radio stores or mail order A full recorder version complete with amplifiers and speakers (RK-960) was available for $299.95

Additional Info

Crosstalk: better than 58dB / Signal to noise ratio: 50dB or better / Total harmonic distortion: less than 1.5% / Bias frequency: 96kHz / Semi-conductors: 14 transistors, 27 diodes / Inputs: microphone 10k , auxiliary 500K / Outputs: external amplifier 3k, headphones / Dimensions: 17 x 15½ x 8¼ ” (432 x 394 x 209.5 mm) / quarter-track stereo


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