Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1970 - 1975
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 1
Frequency Response:60 - 14kHz at 7½ ips
Wow and Flutter:7(DIN): 0.4% at 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:40dBnoise ratio: 58 dB - SLH tape, 61 dB FeCr tape (both at 7½ ips)
Sound quality rating:3 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
A solid state, three speed (7½ , 3¾ and 1 7/8ips), quarter-track stereo tape recorder with a seven inch maximum reel capacity.
A single motor and two heads were incorporated into this by now very familiar looking seventies Japanese domestic machine.
The RD-708 had separate bass and treble controls (playback only) and two
satellite speaker units which clipped onto the cabinet to form a lid when
not in use (see right). Each of these units contained a 6¼ . inch
woofer and a 2¼ . inch tweeter which were driven by the internal 3
watts per channel amplifier.
THD: 5% / Record level: 2 VU meters / Position indicator: 4 digit index counter / Heads: Two: 1 combined record / playback and one erase / Motors: single / Audio output: 3 watts per channel / Inputs: Mic 200 ohms / .08mV, DIN 80Kohm / 17mV / Dimensions: 13¾ ” x 15½ ” x 10¾ .” (349 x 394 x 273mm) / Weight: 34.1 lbs (15.5 Kg) / 4 track stereo