Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1950 - 1953
Speeds: 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
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
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10
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).
Distortion: 3% / Amplifier output (A-920): 10 watts / Weight: 41 lbs (18.6 kg) / half-track mono