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Brand: Pioneer


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1974 - 1978

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 16.85 x 17 x 8.9" (421 x 431 x 225mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 40Hz to 20kHz ( 3dB): 3¾ ips: 40Hz to 12kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.10% R.M.S. at 7½ ips. less than 0.13% R.M.S. at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 55dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Additional Details


The RT-1011 was introduced in 1974 and was Pioneer’s most affordable open reel-to-reel tape deck
with a list price just under $600.
It was a three head, quarter-track stereo deck that could accept reels up to 10½ inches.
All Pioneer’s open reel decks manufactured between 1973 and 1975 employed synchronous hysteresis motors and the RT-1011 was equipped with three – the reel tables being belt driven.
A frequency response of 40-20K Hz was claimed. The RT-1011 can be distinguished from the RT-1020 at a glance because the former used black plastic knobs and toggle switches but the latter used machined aluminum pieces.

This recorder remained in production from 1974 to 1978.

Additional Info

Stereo separation: better than 50 dB / Crosstalk: better than 60dB / Distortion: less than 1% / Rewind speed: less than 90 seconds for 1200 ft / Inputs: mic: 0.25mV to 80mV / 20 Kohms (1 mV ref). DIN: 15mV to 1.5V / 1.5Kohms / Outputs: line: 316mV / 50 Kohms load (output impedance: 3.3 Kohms) headphones: 40mV / 8 ohms (output impedance: 4 to 16 ohms)


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