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Brand: Viking

Model:76 'Stereo Compact'

Category:Mid High Fidelity




Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1962 - 1965

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 25Hz - 16kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.2% RMS

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:-55dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


Made by the Viking company of Minneapolis, the model 76 was a quarter-track, stereo tape deck with two heads and a two-speed transport utilising a single motor.
The single rotary function knob can be seen at the top right of the deck showing Rewind, Stop, Play and Fast forward positions. Other controls included record volume for each channel, twin VU meters for recording level, speed selector switch (in between the reels) a stereo/mono
switch and an On/Off, Play or Record selector control.
A third (optional) playback head could be added.
This unit was designed for custom installations and used 5 valves (tubes).
Replaced by the 77 ‘Compact’ in 1964.

Additional Info

Total harmonic distortion: less than 2% / Valve complement: 12AX& (ECC83) x 4. 12AU7 x 1 / Rewind speed: 70 seconds for 1800 feet / Inputs: microphone & tape head (front panel), high-level input (back) / Outputs: playback & monitor (for optional 3rd head) / Dimensions: panel size: 13 x 13 x 6½” (326 x 326 x 165mm) / Weight: 28 lbs  (12.7 kg) / quarter-track stereo


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