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Technical Details

Brand: Teleton (Realistic)


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1970 - 1974

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB+1/2PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 110-120v

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

Additional Details


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%.

Additional Info

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


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