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Brand: Tandberg

Model:1600X

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Norway

Release dates:1969 - 1972

Original Price: $89

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB+1/2PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 15½ x 11¾ ; x 7 inches (394 x 298.5 x 178mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:( ± 2dB): 7½ ips: 40 - 20kHz, 3¾ ips: 50 - 16kHz , 1 ips 50 - 9kHz

Wow and Flutter:7(RMS): 0.07% at 7½ ips. 0.14% at 3¾ ips. 0.28% at 1 ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:53dB (1641X). 55dB (1621X)

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 19 lbs (8.7kg)

Additional Details

Description

The 1600X was a fully transistorised stereo tape deck with the cross-field bias system. Features included three speeds, 7½ , 3¾ , and 1 ips. 7″ reel capacity and the ubiquitous Tandberg joystick control. A double VU meter with indirect illumination was provided for record level indication and there was a four-digit revolution
counter (also indirectly illuminated). Accessories included a leather case and smoked perspex cover (see images, lower right).

Additional Info

Year 1969
Price when new (in the UK) £ 89. 10s
Track system Quarter-track stereo (1641X) half-track stereo (1621X)
Heads Erase, record/playback and crossfield bias
Motors Single 2-pole shadow-pole combined with mains transformer
Maximum reel size 7″
Tape speeds 7½ , 3¾ , and 1 ips
Frequency response ( ± 2dB) 7½ ips: 40 – 20kHz, 3¾ ips: 50 – 16kHz , 1 ips 50 – 9kHz
Speed tolerance ±1.5% absolute
Wow & flutter (RMS) 0.07% at 7½ ips; 0.14% at 3¾ ips; 0.28% at 1 ips
Signal to noise ratio 53dB (1641X); 55dB (1621X)
Tape distortion 5%
Crosstalk Mono > 60dB; stereo > 50dB (at 1,000Hz)
Rewind speed Approx. 1 min. 40 seconds for 1,200 feet.
Inputs
Microphone: 200 Ohm, unbalanced, DIN.
High In: impedance 1 Megohm, sensitivity 100 mV at 400 Hz., max. 20V,
Low In: impedance 57 Kohm, sensitivity 5 mV at 400 Hz., max. 1V, phono/DIN
Outputs min. load impedance 200 Ohms. 0.9V output for 0 DB at 400 Hz. phono/DIN.
Dimensions 15½ x 11¾ ; x 7 inches (394 x 298.5 x 178mm)
Weight 19 lbs (8.7kg)

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