Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1972 - 1976
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 6
Dimension: 533 x 498 x 227mm
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v
Outputs: RCA, DIN
Frequency Response:20Hz to 25kHz at 7½ ips
Wow and Flutter:0.06% RMS at 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:56 dB
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6/ 10
Described in the 1973 Australian hi-Fi Annual as “the ultimate in auto-reverse”,
this six-head, three-motor recorder featured logic control transport and
a direct drive capstan motor. Continous play was activated by metal foil
on the leader tape.
Features included normal/special (high output) tape selector,
full auto stop, separate mic and line input level controls for mixing,
mic attenuation switch, illuminated VU meters, red record indicators built
in to the VU meters, SOS (sound on sound recording), Echo with variable
control, stereo headphone jack and a 5-pin Din socket.
The 15-watt per channel power amplifiers could drive most
speaker systems and two inbuilt 6 x 4 inch elliptical speakers were provided
for monitoring purposes.
Price when new in Australia was $739.50. I have seen no
evidence that this recorder was marketed in the USA or UK.
Inputs: line & microphone / Audio output: 15 watts per channel / Speakers: two 6” x 4” elliptical for monitoring / Dimensions: 21.9 x 9 x 19.3″ (533 x 230 x 490mm) / Weight: 51lbs (23.2 kg) / quarter-track stereo