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Brand: Panasonic


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1969 - 1972

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB+1/2PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 4

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 20kHz 3¾ ips: 30Hz - 14kHz 1 ips: 30Hz - 9kHz

Wow and Flutter:7½ ips: 0.09%. 3¾ ips: 0.18%. 1: ips 0.22%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:>52dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


The RS-790US was a quarter-track stereo bi-directional dual-capstan tape recorder with built-in amplifiers and speakers.
Three speeds were offered and the maximum reel size was 7″.
Other features included a four-digit tape indicator, sound-on-sound recording, all transistor design, inbuilt 10 watts (music power) per channel solid state amplifiers, two 7 x 5″ internal speakers and twin VU meters.
In his 1969 test report (see (t) above), A. Tutchings admits that he was not very impressed with the overall record-play responses.
The recorder sold (new) in the UK for £183 15s and £235 4s with external speakers.

Additional Info

Bias frequency: 50kHz / Inputs: microphone 67dB 20K, auxiliary -20dB 100K / Outputs: speaker 8 ohms, line 10k, headphones 8 ohms 15mW / Internal speakers: two 7 x 5″ / Rewind time: 5 minutes for 1800ft / Output power: 10 watts music power per channel / Dimensions: 17 x 16½ x 8½ inches (432 x 419 x 216mm) / quarter-track stereo (with auto-reverse record & playback)


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