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Brand: RCA

Model:Reel Media Center



Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:USA

Original Price: $290

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8

Max Reel Size("): 5"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 2

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

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Our research indicates that the rather strange RCA Reel Media Center was marketed by Polyconcept U.S.A, Inc. and used tape that was half the width of regular open reel tapes at 1/8″.
The 5″ tapes were only available from Polyconcept.
To further the recipe for failure, they chose to offer a tape speed of 4.75 cm/Sec or 1 7/8 ips, only really good for voice dictation or spy purposes, with six hours duration.
With a built-in CD player you could record your voice while playing music so maybe it should have been called the RCA Karaoke Centre.

Built-in stereo speakers. Cross fader for audio mixing. RCA inputs-outputs L/R, 1/4″ Headphone & Microphone jack . 15″H x 17″W x 9″D.

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Five pack Polyconcept blank reels: $37.50


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