Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1974 - 1978
Original Price: $700
Speeds: 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo - Stacked
# Motors: 3
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 30Hz to 22kHz at 15 ips
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.04% RMS at 15 ips
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 10
Top of the line for 1974, the RT 1050 was a semi-professional aimed at the ‘live recordist’ and
discerning hi-fi buff. Studio quality half-track heads used the entire tape width to record
in one direction only, signal to noise ratio was 2 dB higher than the RT 1011L and 1020 L at 57 dB ( a plug-in quarter-track head assembly was an optional extra).
Tape speeds were 15 ips and 7½ ips and of course, 10½ ” reels, with tape tensioning adjustment for both. VU meters had extended-linearity and adjustable sensitivity.
Priced at $US 700 in 1974
Stereo separation: over 53dB / Distortion: under 1% at 1 KHz / Rewind speed: less than 90 secs for 1200 ft / Inputs: 2 mic, 2 line / Outputs: 2 line, 1 headphone / Dimensions: 18.2 x 17.9 x 9.6″ (462.3 x 454.7 x 243.8 mm) / half-track stereo with opt. plug-in quarter-track stereo head assembly