Category:Super High Fidelity (Reserved for top-end recorders)
Country of Manufacture:Norway
Release dates:1976 - 1980
Original Price: $1400
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 4
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 15 ips: 30Hz - 25kHz 7½ ips: 30Hz - 22kHz 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 18kHz
Wow and Flutter:7(Peak DIN 45511): 15ips: 0.07%, 7½ ips: 0.09%, 3¾ ips: 0.15%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 67 dB (half-track) and 65 dB (quarter-track)
Sound quality rating:8 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 4 / 10
A semi-professional recorder
with a 10½ inch spool capacity, 15 ips to 3¾ ips speed range,
servo tape drive and tensioning systems, equalised peak VU meters, line/mic
mixing and of course, the Tandberg cross-field bias head system.
The 10X had no built-in power amps or speakers, being designed for use
with an existing hi-fi stereo system.
A high-level logic, integrated circuit controlled the three motors reducing
the number of moving parts to a minimum and allowing the ability for all
operational modes to be used via a remote control unit (accessory).
Another available accessory was a pitch control unit which could adjust
record and playback speed to within 10%.
Speed tolerance: 0.3% / Crosstalk: at 1000 Hz: mono greater than 60dB, stereo greater than 50dB / Harmonic distortion: max 3% from tape at 0 dB recording level / Inputs: mic: self adjusting from 0.23 mV to 35 mV radio: 50 K, sensitivity 8 mV, max voltage 1.2 V line: 200K, sensitivity 30 mV, max 4.5 V / Outputs: radio: 5K, 0,775V line: 150 ohms, 1.5V headphones: min load 8 ohms, output 5 mW per channel / Dimensions: 17¼ x 17¾ x 7½ ” (435 x 450 x 185 mm) / Weight: 36lb (16.4 kg) / quarter-track stereo (std version) or half-track stereo (special order)