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Brand: Sansui


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1970 - 1974

Original Price: $680

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 4

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:Yes

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 15Hz - 25kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.06% at 7½ ips (claimed by manufacturer)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:60dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


Sansui’s first tape deck was a three-motor unit with four heads – erase, record and two playback. The heads were described by Sansui as being of a new design, “precision quality wide-band and contourless”.
These heads permitted a higher input signal, especially in the lower frequency range, thus giving the SD-7000 a claimed frequency response of 15 – 25,000 Hz. Wow and flutter figures of less than 0.06% at 7½ ips and a S/N
ratio of 60 dB were also quoted by the makers. The deck itself was a quarter-track stereo machine, relay/solenoid operated with automatic rewind, repeat and reverse playback (hence the two playback heads).
Tape handling was advertised as excellent “….having more tape protection devices …. than can be found on any other unit now on the market…”

Additional Info

Price when new (in the UK)
£412. 50 (including purchase tax)
Tape speeds
7½ , 3¾ and 1 ips
Frequency response ( 3dB)
7½ ips: 15Hz -25kHz
Wow & flutter
0.06% at 7½ ips (claimed by manufacturer)
Rewind speed
100 seconds for 1800ft
Signal to noise ratio


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