Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1971 - 1975
Original Price: $460
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 1 (PB)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 22kHz 3¾ ips: 30Hz - 16kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.08% at 7½ ips, 0.10% at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
This was a quarter-track stereo tape deck with a three-motor mechanism and solenoid operated transport controls.The A 1250 was much the same as the A 1230 except for the addition of a reverse playback head and automatic reverse circuitry. At $US459.95 it was about $100 more than the A 1230. Additional images and a detailed period test report for this recorder are supplied on the Get Reel Contemporary Classics CD-ROM.
Crosstalk: 60dB at 1000Hz / Harmonic distortion: 1% at 1000Hz / Bias frequency: 100kHz / Rewind speed: 90 seconds for 1200 ft / Inputs: mic – 10 kohms 0.3mV. line – 100kohms 0.1V / Outputs: line – 0.3V for load impedance of 10kohms or more, headphones / Dimensions: 14 x 17½ x 8″ (355.5 x 444.5 x 203.2mm) / Weight: 48¾ lbs (22.2kg) / quarter-track stereo