Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1974 - 1978
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
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
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.
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)