Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1978 - 1983
Original Price: $1030
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 20khz (standard tape) 7½ ips: 30Hz - 25khz (SLH tape)
Wow and Flutter:0.05% at 7½ ips, 0.08% at 3¾ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:53 dB - SLH tape, 61 dB FeCr tape (both at 7½ ips)
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
A closed-loop, auto-reverse
(record and playback) quarter-track recorder with Sony’s ‘roto bi-lateral’
head design giving three head functionality in each direction.
Ferrite & Ferrite heads were used, other features included three
motors, 10½ ” reel capacity, two speeds (7½ ips and 3¾ ips) and mike/line mixing.
Frequency response at 7½ ips was 30Hz – 20khz using standard tape
and 30Hz –
25khz with SLH tape. Thanks to a flutter-filtering belt drive on the capstan, wow & flutter was extremely low, being 0.05% at 7½ ips and 0.08% at 3¾ ips.
Price when new was $1150.
Rewind speed: 150 seconds (2400′ tape – 10½ ” reel ) / Inputs: line: 60mV, 100k Ohms. microphone: 0.2mV, low / Outputs: line: 0.435V with control at detent, 0.775V headphones: 35mV, 8 Ohms nominal / Dimensions: 17¼ x 17¾ x 8¾ ” (435 x 452 .5 x 222 mm) / quarter-track stereo