Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1972 - 1976
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Frequency Response:(± 3dB): 30Hz - 25kHz at 15 ips, 30Hz - 23kHz at 7½ ips 30Hz - 13kHz at 3¾ ips
Wow and Flutter:0.09% at 15 ips, 0.12% 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:at 15 ips: >53 dB (A weighted)
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The RS-736US was also sold by National/Panasonic before they transferred their audio line to the Technics name.
It was a high-quality quarter-track stereo tape deck with three heads, a high speed of 15 ips (with capstan change), separate record/playback circuitry, equalisation for normal or low-noise tapes, echo and sound-on-sound functions and track to track transfer switches.
The deck featured Technics’ exclusive HPF (Hot-Press Ferrite) record and playback heads which, Technics claimed, provided a 25% wider frequency range and about 200 times longer life than ordinary heads.
Maximum reel size was 7″
Price when new in the USA was $329.95
Semiconductors: 31 transistors. 15 diodes / Dimensions: 16.93 x 19.37 x 8.3 inches (430 x 492 x 213mm) / Weight: 33 lbs (15 kg) / quarter-track stereo