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Brand: Tape-Athon




Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1970 - 1974

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

Auto Reverse?:Yes

Frequency Response:(± 2dB): 2 ips: 50Hz - 6kHz 3¾ ips: 50Hz - 8kHz

Wow and Flutter:1ips: less than 0.3% 2 ips: less than 0.25% 3¾ ips: less than 0.2%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:50dB at 3¾ ips

Sound quality rating:4 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


The Tape-Athon 702 was an all-solid state auto-reversing tape deck with a high-quality low maintenance tape transport.
It was designed primarily for background music reproduction for retail stores, professional offices, motel/recreational centres, churches, schools and even mortuaries (according to the sales brochure).
Built on a heavy metal alloy cast chassis, the tape mechanism was designed for long service-free operation. Reversing switches were dust-proofed, clutches were of the centrifugal-pawl type without any springs and the motor was a heavy duty capacitor-type, 8-pole, 3-wire reversible with pre-lubricated bronze ball bearings.

Additional Info

Equalisation: NAB (7½ ips reference) / Dimensions: 14 x 16.75 x 10 inches (356 x 421 x 254 mm) / Weight: 33 lbs (15 kg) / half-track mono, stereo version available


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