Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1968 - 1971
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 18kHz
Wow and Flutter:7(RMS): 0.15% at 7½ ips. 0.2% at 3¾ and 0.3% at 1ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
At the top of the 1968 Sanyo range was the MR-999, a quarter-track stereo recorder with a 6 watts per channel amplifier and two external 12 x 8 inch speaker enclosures. The MR-999 was intended for use as a Hi-Fi centre, with inputs provided for magnetic cartridge as well as mic and line.
Features included a 7″ spool capacity, three speeds, sound on sound, sound with sound, automatic shut-off, separate volume controls for each channel, twin VU meters and push-button transport controls.
The recorder was supplied with two microphones with stands, a reel of 7″ tape, an empty spool, speed-change capstan sleeve, rubber reel retainers for vertical use, splicing tape and patch cords.
Crosstalk: 50dB channel-channel. 65dB track-track / Erase rate: less than 65dB / Total harmonic distortion: 5% / Replay characteristics: CCIR / Rewind speed: 2 minutes for a 1800ft 7″ tape / Audio output power: 6 watts RMS per channel / Speakers: two 12 x 8″ / Inputs: microphone: -66dB 10K. magnetic pick-up 50K, line / aux: 100mV 300K / Outputs: line 800mV 2K. ext. speaker 8 ohms. headphones 8 ohms or 10K / Dimensions: 20 x 16 x 10″ (508 x 406 x 254 mm) / Weight: 29 lbs (13.2 Kg) / quarter-track stereo