Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Norway
Release dates:1968 - 1971
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 2dB): 40 - 20kHz, 50 - 16kHz and 50 - 9kHz respectively
Wow and Flutter:0.1%, 0.2% and 0.4% respectively
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:58dB (quarter-track). 60dB (half-track)
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
In 1968 Tandberg updated the ageing Series 12 so as to incorporate the new crossfield bias system. The new model had the designation 1200X.
Available in either half-track
or quarter-track configurations the 1200X resembled its predecessor very closely. Apart from the crossfield head the only other outwardly obvious change was a double VU meter with indirect illumination
replacing the Model 12’s EAM 86 magic eyes.
Three speeds were provided, 7½ , 3¾ ,
and 1 ips and there was a four-digit revolution
counter (also indirectly illuminated).
Crosstalk: mono > 60dB. stereo > 50dB (at 1,000Hz) / Record level indicators: twin VU meters, indirectly illuminated / Audio power output: 10 watts per channel R.M.S. / Speakers: two 4″ x 7″ internal / Tape counter: 4 digit index counter / Dimensions: 15½ ” x 11¾ .” x 7″ (394 x 298.5 x 178mm) / Weight: 23.3 lbs (10.6kg) / quarter-track stereo or half-track stereo