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Technical Details

Brand: National (Panasonic)

Model:RS-772

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

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1962 - 1965

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 15½ x 11 x 17" (394 x 279 x 432 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 15kHz

Wow and Flutter:7(RMS): 0.15% at 7½ ips. 0.23% at 3¾ ips & 0.35% at 1 ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 55dB each channel

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Weight: 43 lbs(19.5 kg) 

Additional Details

Description

The RS772 was the largest and most comprehensive of the 1962 National range – a quarter-track stereo machine with three heads and twin speakers.
Reel sizes up to 7″ were accommodated with three playing speeds (up to 7½ ips).
At the front of the machine were twin volume and tone controls, and a master playback control incorporating the On/Off switch. The six black piano keys from left to right are: rewind, stop, fast forward,  playback, record and pause. two speakers were provided, one 8 x 5 inch internal for the left channel and a 7″ circular speaker
in the lid for the right channel.

Additional Info

Cross talk rejection: better than 55dB / Harmonic distortion: less than 1.8% at 3dB below rated output / Valve complement: 2 x 6267 (EF86), 2 x 12AX7, 3 x 16A8, 2 x OA70 diodes & a selenium rectifier / Rewind speed: within 3 minutes for 1,200 ft reel / Audio output power: 5 watts per channel / Inputs: 2 low impedance 20k (unbalanced) mic inputs, high impedance 100k (unbalanced) inputs / Outputs: 2 extension speakers (8 ohm), 2 line outs 2.2k (unbalanced) cathode followers / Speaker(s): 8 x 5″ for left channel, 7″ round for right (in lid)

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