Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1967 - 1970
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 1 (PB)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.12% at 7½ ips, 0.15% at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Taken from an early 70’s product brochure:
The well known and accepted 1200 stereo deck provides professional features and outstanding sound quality at moderate cost. This quarter-track stereo solid state stereo deck (also available in a half-track version) is a welcome addition to any home audio center. With wow and flutter specifications of only 0.12% and a frequency response of 50-15,000Hz ±3dB at 7½ ips, a signal to noise ratio of 50dB and a crosstalk ratio of -50dB, it produces a sound quality to please the most demanding audiophile.
Rewind speed: 100 seconds for 1200ft / Inputs: mic -0.5mV 10K. line 100mV 100K / Outputs: line: 1V for load of 100k / Dimensions: 16¾ x 17¼ x 11½” (425.5 x 435 x 292 mm) / Weight: 46 lbs (20.9 kg) / quarter-track stereo (half-track version available)