Country of Manufacture:Japan
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 playback: 40Hz - 26kHz, overall: 40Hz - 22kHz 3¾ ips playback: 40Hz - 18kHz, overall: 40Hz - 20kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.10% at 7½ ips. 0.12% at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The X-1000R dbx was a high quality, three motor, quarter-track stereo tape deck. Several variants were produced with the following suffixes:
R (bi-directional record/playback)
dbx (DBX-I noise reduction system)
The R model featured six heads, full auto reverse on both record and playback while the dbx models were equipped with a professional DBX-I noise reduction system. Braking was electrically-assisted, and the tape was handled by a dual capstan drive. A three position tape-type selector gave the user optimum bias and equalisation for normal, LH or EE tape. An electronic digital tape counter gave ‘real-time’ positioning.
Other features included:
Illuminated VU meters
The unit was available in matt black or silver finish, and either rack-mountable or in a wooden case.