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Technical Details

Brand: National (Panasonic)


Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1965 - 1968

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 1 (PB)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:(± 3 dB): 150Hz - 1.4kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.5%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


The RQ-303 was a mains-operated half-track mono recorder with a maximum reel size of 3¾-inches and a single-speed of 1 ips. Features included fully-transistorized circuitry, neon lamp level indicator, 700mWatt output,  elliptical speaker, shaded pole motor, and push-button operation. Price when new (UK) was £16 16s.

Additional Info

Inputs: mic 25K / Outputs: ext. speaker 8Ω, headphone / Output: 700 mW / Speaker: 2.6 x 4.1 inches (67 x 108mm) / Dimensions: 8 x 7½ x 3¾ inches (203 x 191 x 95 mm) / Weight: 4 lbs (1.82 kg) / half-track mono


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