Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1973 - 1974
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Dimension: 17.2 x 17.75 x 8.7" (435 x 451 x 221mm)
Head Composition: Ferrite
Head Configuration: Stereo
Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v
Frequency Response:( 3dB) Sony SLH tape: 7½ ips: 30Hz - 25kHz 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 16kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.05%at 7½ , less than 0.08% at 3¾ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:53 dB (normal tape) 56 dB (SLH tape)
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10
Weight: 53lb (24 kg)
A two speed (3¾ & 7½ ips), three head tape deck with a 10½ ” reel capability, closed loop dual capstan tape drive which reduced wow & flutter to a minimum, logic controlled transport functions which permitted the feather-touch control buttons to be operated in any sequence, any time without spilling or damaging tape, an AC servo control capstan motor and an eight-pole induction motor for each of the two reels.
Other features included a record equalization switch for maximum record/playback characteristics with either normal or special tapes, mic attenuators to eliminate distortion when the microphone pre-amp stages were overdriven and a tape/source monitoring switch to take full advantage of the separate Ferrite and Ferrite record and playback heads.
Distortion: less than 1.2% / Semi-conductors: 56 transistors, 1 IC, 2 FETS, 41 diodes / Inputs: mic – low impedance, -72 dB (0.2mV) line – 100k ohm impedance, -22 dB (60mV) DIN – 3.9k ohm impedance / Outputs: line – 100k ohm impedance, -5 dB (430mV) DIN – 8.2k ohm impedance, -5 dB (430mV) headphones – 8 ohm /