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Brand: Viking


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1968 - 1971

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 3"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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Featured in the 1959 Allied Radio Corp catalogue, the Viking 85 tape deck featured a “flutter-filter” belt drive (triple belt drive from a hysteresis synchronous motor) and two induction motors for fast forward and rewind, a dual-concentric tape transport control (the inner ring selected fast forward or rewind and the outer ring selected forward, stop or cue), a three digit footage counter and tape lifters and pressure pads.

This was Viking’s finest home-type tape deck and was available up until 1963 when it was superceded by the model 86 and later, the 87 & 88 models.

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