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Brand: Sanyo




Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1969 - 1972

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 14¼ x 12¾ x 11" (350 x 330 x 280mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 30Hz - 15kHz ( 3dB)

Wow and Flutter:0.25% at 7½ ips ((DIN)

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Weight: 28.6 lbs (13 Kg)

Additional Details


The Sanyo MR 929 was an all solid-state quarter-track stereo tape recorder with playing speeds of 7½ and 3¾ ips. It looked like the designers had ‘borrowed’ a bit of everything – edge VU meters from Uher and Brenell, the joystick and sliding record control switches from Tandberg and overall styling from Sony.

Features included sound-with-sound, tape counter, vertical or horizontal operation, built-in 4 watt (maximum) output per channel and two satellite 4″ speakers in cabinets that comprised the lid of the recorder when not in use.

Fast wind/rewind was slow at 3 minutes for a 1200ft 7″ tape.

A Sanyo MR 929 Mk. II came out a few years later, offering better frequency response at 20- 19,000 @ 7 1/2 IPS

Additional Info

Frequency response ( 3dB)
7½ ips: 30Hz – 15kHz
3¾ ips: 30Hz to 12kHz
Wow & flutter
0.25% at 7½ ips ((DIN)

Hum and noise: 40dB below peak recording level at 7½ ips / Equalization: NAB characteristic / Total harmonic distortion: 5% / Rewind speed: 3 minutes for a 1200ft 7″ tape / Audio output power: 4 watts per channel / Inputs: microphone 0.4mV 25K. auxiliary 100mV 100K / Outputs: line 200mV 2K. ext. spkr 8 ohms. headphones 8 ohms or 10K / Speaker(s): two satellite 4″ speakers in cabinets (comprising lid)


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