Country of Manufacture:Japan
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz to 20kHz 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
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 10
The RT-1020L was introduced in 1973 and was Pioneer’s top-of-the-line open reel deck that year.
It was a three head (hyperbolic), three-motor, two and four track stereo tape deck with a 4 channel quadraphonic playback option. A three position bias-selector and two position equalization-selector ensured optimum reproduction of low-noise/high-output tape. Independent MIC and LINE record level adjustment allowed input mixing. Two speeds (7½ and 3¾ ips) were provided and up to 10½ ” reels could be accommodated.
Rewind speed: less than 100 secs for 370m tape (faster for model 1020H) / 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) / Dimensions: 17.3 x 17 x 8.9″ (440 x 431 x 225mm) / Weight: 46.2 lb (21 kg) / half or quarter-track stereo with 4-channel quadraphonic playback