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Brand: National (Panasonic)

Model:RS 766US

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


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1968 - 1971

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 1 (PB)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz -16kHz 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 10kHz 1 ips: 50Hz - 5kHz

Wow and Flutter:7½ ips: 0.19%. 3¾ ips: 0.2%. 1: ips 0.25%

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Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


The RS-766US was a domestic quality quarter-track stereo three-speed tape deck. Features included a 4-pole motor, twin VU meters, auto shut-off, 5-position transport function lever, separate record level controls for each channel. All in all, a quite unremarkable piece of equipment, aimed at the budget ‘component’ owner. Price when new in 1968 (UK) £86 2s, still being listed in 1971.

Additional Info

Bias frequency: 53kHz / Inputs: microphone & auxiliary / Outputs: line / Dimensions: 14 x 13½ x 7″ (356 x 343 x 178mm) / quarter-track stereo


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