Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1968 - 1972
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Dual Track
# Motors: 1
Wow and Flutter:
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:40dB at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:3 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The RD-303 and 303E were solid state, two speed ( 3¾ and 1 7/8 ips), half-track mono tape recorders and battery/mains operation. There appears to be no difference between the 303E and 303 versions.
Features included remote control switch on microphone for start/stop, dynamic mic supplied and a three inch maximum reel capacity.
Recommended retail price when new (in the UK) was £29 8s 6d although they were advertised for around £20.
Motors: single / Batteries: 4 x Ever Ready LPU2 or similar) / Dimensions: 11¾ .” x 7½ ” x 3¾ ” (262 x 95 x 19 mm) / 2 track mono