Brand: Teleton (Realistic)
Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1970 - 1974
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz -15kHz
Wow and Flutter:(less than) 0.15% at 7½
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 55dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
This was a budget-priced quarter-track stereo tape deck which, in all likelihood was imported from Japan and re-badged by Radio Shack as Realistic Priced at $119.95 the TR-90 had three speeds, two heads and a seven-inch reel capacity.
Other features included tape lifters, automatic shut-off, dual VU meters, walnut cabinet, separate left and right volume controls and illuminated record interlock switches.
Performance was very ordinary, at 7¾ . ips the frequency response was 50 – 15,000kHz and wow and flutter 0.15%.
Equalisation: NAB standard / Inputs: microphone:1mV, 10K auxiliary: 0.1V, 470K / Outputs: 0.3V, 4.7K / Dimensions: 18¾ . x 12¼ . x 7¾ . ” (476 x 311 x 200mm) / Weight: 15 lbs (6.8 kg) / quarter-track stereo