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Brand: Technics


Category:Super High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Original Price: $1500

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB+1/2PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 446 x 456 x 258mm

Head Composition: Sendust

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 100v Japan, 110-120v, 220-240v, Multi

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:30Hz to 30kHz (15 IPS)

Wow and Flutter:0.018

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:57dB

Sound quality rating:8 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 9/ 10

Weight: 55 Lbs, 25kg

Additional Details


The RS-1506 is a quarter track record , half track playback  deck with a switch on the headblock to change the playback head. It has the  Isolated Loop tape path developed by Technics which improves wow and flutter (.018%) as well as modulation noise.
Large 34mm capstan with 2 pinch rollers makes for a very smooth and stable tape path with an electronic tension control system. The tape tension on the 1506 is low compared to many other machines, so for those using older tapes with rippled edges, this may not be the  ideal.

A Quartz-Locked Direct-Drive Capstan Motor completed the well-designed assembly.

Logic controlled electronic braking, which applies reverse torque to the motor prior to deploying a mechanical brake, results in very smooth transition between function selections and virtually no tape stretch.

Additional Info

Track System 4-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system

Heads (4)  4 Track Erase, Record, Play – 2 Track Erase

Motors  2 x reel, 1 x capstan

Max Reel Size  10.5 inch reel

Tape Speeds  3 3⁄4  7 1⁄2  15 ips

Wow and flutter  0.018% (15 ips)

Frequency Response  30Hz to 30kHz (15 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio  57dB

Total harmonic distortion  0.8%

Dimensions 446 x 456 x 258mm

Weight  55 Lbs, 25kg

Input 60mV (line), 0.25mV (mic)

Output 0.775V (line)

Takeup reel- 10″
Remote Controls- 
RP-9690 Wired, RP-070 Wireless
Spare Head Blocks-
RP-2224, RP-2422, RP-2224SX, RP-2422SX
DBX Noise Reduction-
Portable Case-
Battery Cases-
RP-099 (40 D cells), RP-2
Battery Adapter
Rack Mounts


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