Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Norway
Release dates:1971 - 1975
Speeds: 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 5"
Number of heads: 2
Dimension: Dimensions: 13¼ x 11 x 6¼ " (335 x 160 x 278mm)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 1
Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v
Frequency Response:( 2dB): 40Hz - 13kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.2% Peak (DIN 45511), 0.14% RMS
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
A low-budget workhorse, the 1800 was a fully transistorized quarter-track stereo tape deck with two heads and a single speed of 3¾ ips. Like the model 1700, it had a maximum reel size of 5¾ ” and a single motor with two belts instead of the traditional figure-8 belt layout of previous models.
This recorder was very similar to the model 1700 but without an output stage and internal speakers.
Frequency response was a modest 40Hz – 13kHz and inputs were provided for microphone and radio/phono.
Speed tolerance: 2%