Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1983 - 1987
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: 40Hz - 30kHz 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 22kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.04% at 7½ and 0.06% at 3¾ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:65dB at 3% THD
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Both the X-300and X-300R were three-motor, three head quarter-track stereo tape decks. The 300R featured auto-reverse and repeat reverse (in playback mode only). Speeds were 7½ and 3¾ ips and maximum reel size was 7″.Other features included EE tape compatibility, timer record/play capability and mic/line mixing.
Crosstalk: 50dB at 1kHz / Rewind time: 120 seconds for 1,800 feet / Harmonic distortion: 0.8% / Bias frequency: 100kHz / Inputs: line: 60 mv, 50 kohms microphone: 0.25 mV / -72 db (200 ohms or more) / Outputs: line: 0.45 V for load impedance of 10 kohms – H headphones: 8 ohms / Dimensions: 16.1 x 12.8 x 9.1 (410 x 326 x 231mm) / Weight: X-300R: 33 lbs (15 kg) X-300: 31 lbs (14 kg) / quarter-track stereo, bi-direction record and playback
A fairly basic offering in a small package that sounds decent but not amazing. I use this for less critical listening and convenience.