Country of Manufacture:
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:40 - 15kHz at 7½ ips (claimed)
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The OKI 300 was a solid-state, portable quarter-track stereo tape recorder, complete with two detachable speaker enclosures (each containing a 5″ speaker) which formed the lid to the recorder when not in use.
The unit featured a rather unconventional set of transport function controls
in the form of four levers, two on each side of the head block assembly.
Features included two speeds (7½ & 3¾ ips), sound-on-sound,
sound-with-sound, auto shut-off, tape counter, two heads and one motor.
Made in Japan, OKI was distributed in the USA by the Chancellor Electronics Inc.company of Newark, New Jersey.
Price when new, $219.95 (1966 HiFi/Stereo Review tape recorder Annual).
The model 300-D was identical to the above recorder but without power
amplifiers and speakers and sold for $159.95.