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Technical Details

Brand: Presto





Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1950 - 1953

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

Wow and Flutter:0.2% 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 portable RC-7 deck was first made in 1950. Available over a 5-year time span with a variety of amplifiers, the deck featured three heads, three motors and the ability to handle 10½ inch reels (with special RA-1 adaptors, pictured at left).
Heavy duty construction was used throughout and the high-quality precision engineering made this machine rugged and extremely reliable in the field.
Price when new was around $425. Extras included the RA-1 10½” reel adaptors ($39) and the A-920 amplifier ($324).

Additional Info

Distortion: 3% / Amplifier output (A-920): 10 watts / Weight: 41 lbs (18.6 kg) / half-track mono


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