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Technical Details

Brand: Lafayette


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1969 - 1972

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

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

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 0.25% 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 recorder with
dual capstan and dual motor drive. It could play as a regular tape recorder
and 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-960 was a quarter-track stereo machine with three
speeds, four heads and a solid state amplifier delivering 12 watts music
power. Other features included two self-contained 5 x 7′ wide-range hi-fi
speakers, feather-touch solenoid operated controls, sound on sound and
sound with sound.

Additional Info

Crosstalk: better than 60dB / Total harmonic distortion: less than 1.5% / Bias frequency: 96kHz / Semi-conductors: 22 transistors, 32 diodes / Inputs: microphone, magnetic pick-up, auxiliary / Outputs: stereo headphones, extension speakers and auxiliary / Speaker(s): two 5 x 7″ oval speaker / Dimensions: 22 x 15½ x 8¼ ” (559 x 394 x 209.5 mm) / Weight: 44 lbs  (20 kg) / quarter-track stereo


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