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Brand: Sansui


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1972 - 1976

Original Price: $281

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 4

Dimension: 16½ x 19¼ x 10" (419 x 486 x 254 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

Auto Reverse?:Yes

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 15Hz - 23k Hz 3¾ ips: 15Hz - 15kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.08% at 7½ ips. less than 0.12% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:60dB (3% THD level to weighted noise level)

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Additional Details


A stereo auto-reverse tape deck with two speeds (7½ and 3¾ ips), four heads (erase, record, forward play and reverse play) and a 7″ reel capacity.Completely electrical control over switching tape speeds, changing tape direction and modes, auto reverse and shut-off functions ensured a very high level of tape protection. Other features included extra large contourless heads, three precision motors including a 6-pole capstan drive (belt) , a heavy, die-cast tape transport base and a three-stage EENF type playback equaliser amplifier.

Additional Info

Year 1972
Price when new (in the UK) £281 plus VAT
Track system Quarter-track stereo
Heads Four (erase, record, forward play and reverse play)
Motors 6-pole two-speed hysteresis synchronous for capstan drive; 2 x 8-pole induction type for reel drive
Maximum reel size 7″
Tape speeds 7½ and 3¾ ips
Frequency response ( 3dB)
7½ ips: 15Hz – 23k Hz
3¾ ips: 15Hz – 15kHz
Wow & flutter 0.08% at 7½ ips; less than 0.12% at 3¾ ips
Tape speed accuracy 0.5%
Signal to noise ratio 60dB (3% THD level to weighted noise level)
Harmonic distortion playback amplifier: better than 0.15% at 1kHz, 0.47V output; tape distortion: better than 1.2% at 1kHz +6VU
Rewind speed 120 seconds for 1800ft
Microphone: 0.5mV (50kOhm)
Line: 70mV (100kOhm)
DIN: 14mV (100kOhm)
Output levels
Line: 0.47V maximum (0VU=0.3V)
DIN: 0.47V maximum (0VU=0.3V)
Dimensions 16½ x 19¼ x 10″ (419 x 486 x 254 mm)


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