Model:119K and 203
Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:
Release dates: -
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 60 - 10kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.5%
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
in the early 1960s the Rufa 119K was a battery-powered, half-track mono
machine with a single speed of 3¾ ips and a maximum spool size of
Two different types were offered, the R-119K
pictured at left in a ‘fashionable leatherette-covered wooden case’ or
the type 203 (pictured below) which was fundamentally the same machine
housed in a ‘modern vacuum formed plastic case’.
Power supplies for both models was from either
4 dry mono-cell 1.5V batteries, 6V or 12V car battery or via an AC adaptor.
The 119K model also had a rechargeable 6V accumulator.
Semiconductors: 3 x OC 75, 2 x OC 74, 1 x OC 79T, 2 x M 3 diodes. 1 x DM70 valve / Inputs: dynamic microphone, radio & phono / Outputs: earphone, external speaker / Speaker(s): small internal / Dimensions: R 119k – 9¼ x 4 x 9¾”. type 203 – 10 x 4 x 10½” / Weight: (both models) without batteries: 5lbs (2.27 kg) / half-track mono