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Technical Details

Brand: Presto






Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1953 - 1956

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:50Hz - 15kHz at 15 ips. 50Hz - 10kHz at 7½ ips (±3 dB)

Wow and Flutter:0.15% at 15 ips. 0.25% at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:55dB

Sound quality rating:7 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Additional Details


The RC-11 deck was a professional studio recorder available in rack, console or portable version. It had three heads, three motors and a 10½ inch reel capacity. A dual-speed capstan motor provided playing speeds of 15 and 7½ ips.
Features included push-button solenoid operation allowing remote control, dynamic braking, rheostat-adjustable fast forward and rewind and a simplified threading path with easy editing access.
The RC-11 was of unitised construction. The capstan drive unit was self-contained with motor, flywheel capstan shaft, pressure pulley and solenoid all pre-mounted on a cast aluminium assembly which was quickly removable for service or replacement. The remainder of the components were mounted on a heavy, ribbed, cast aluminium panel which could be rack, case or console mounted.
Price when new (1953) was $775.
1954 prices: RC-11 $775 in carry-case
R-11 chassis only $520

Console version with R-11 and 901-A amplifier (later to become designated model SR-11) $995.

Additional Info

Distortion: 2% / half-track mono


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