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Brand: Oki




Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1965 - 1968

Original Price: $349

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 12 x 13¾ x 12½"

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:20 - 22kHz at 7½ ips (claimed)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:50dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Weight: 25 lbs (11.4 kg)

Additional Details


The OKI 555 was a lightweight, solid-state, portable stereo quarter-track tape recorder, complete
with two detachable ‘OKIdizine’ two-way speaker enclosures 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, auto shut-off, tape counter, straight-through amplifier facility, two heads and one motor.
Made in Japan, OKI was distributed in the USA by the Newark, New Jersey company of Chancellor Electronics Inc.
Price when new, $349.95 (1966 HiFi/Stereo Review tape recorder Annual).

Additional Info

Speaker(s): two detachable 2-way speaker systems with crossover / Audio output power: 3 watts per channel / Dimensions: 12 x 13¾ x 12½” with speakers closed (303 x 349 x 318 mm)


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