Brand: National (Panasonic)
Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1971 - 1975
Original Price: $330
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Ferrite
Head Configuration: Stereo
Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 15 ips: 30Hz - 25 KhZ 7½ ips: 30Hz -23 kHz 3¾ ips: 20Hz - 20 kHz
Wow and Flutter:15 & 7½ ips: 0.09%. 3¾ ips : 0.13%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:15 ips: 41 dB. 7½ ips: 39 dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The RS-736 was a domestic quality quarter-track stereo three head, three speed tape deck featuring
National Panasonic’s exclusive HPH (Hot-Pressed Ferrite) heads, which gave an impressively wide frequency range.
Unusual for a domestic product, the high tape speed of 15 ips was available. This was achieved by employing a second capstan and pinch roller, both located in a small compartment at the back of the unit.
Large VU meters, EQ switch, slide-type faders for record and playback and mic/line mixing gave this machine a semi-professional appearance.
Channel separation: 61 dB / Harmonic distortion: at 0 VU at 7½ ips: 1.0% / Inputs: microphone & line / Outputs: line & headphones / quarter-track stereo