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Sound Rating: 5 / 10 # Owners: 3
Relaibility Rating: 5.67 / 10 Views: 68 # Reviews: 2

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Brand: Sony


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1973 - 1974

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 558 x 440 x 253 mm (22x17x10")

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Quad

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:20 - 30,000 Hz @15 ips

Wow and Flutter:0.03

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:59

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 28kg (61lb 7oz)

Additional Details


Logic controlled transport
Dual capstan closed-loop tape drive
AC servo controlled capstan drive motor
Automatic Program Scanner and Automatic Tape Stop
Tracks 1 and 3 are for front channels Tracks 2 and 4 are for rear channels

Additional Info


Bought about 15 years ago as broken and repaired. works great. Needed brakes adjusted numerous times I have not found satisfactory brake pads for this series of Sony decks yet. love it anyway because it is extremely easy to repair and used standard electronic parts. No special unobtanium ICs.

Sound Quality Rating: 5/10
Long-term Reliability Rating: 7/10
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