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Hitachi D-RV7

Stereo Cassette Deck (1983-84)

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Hitachi D-RV7


Type: auto reverse, 2-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.75 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Tape Type: type I, Cr02, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 19kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 74dB  (dolby C)

Wow and Flutter: 0.04%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.0%

Input: 97mV (line), 0.54mV (mic)

Output: 0.5V (line)

Dimensions: 435 x 110 x 272mm

Weight: 4.7kg


instruction/owners manual   Deutsch - bellarmine

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re: D-RV7

I desperately need an English Copy of the instruction manual as I don't read German. Can someone send me a copy? I found the manual on this page.Thank you for the manual. I see that Radio Shack sold it as the Realistic SCT-42

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re: D-RV7

Thanks for creating the new D-RV7 page and posting my manual so fast, always gives me a thrill to see any stuff I upload become available to the world.

Here's a pic of my deck, how could I get it on this page?

Seems my deck is rather a rare model, one of only a few Hitachi made with Autoreverse I believe. Another model being an D-X6, same as mine with a more modern look. And a deluxe D-X10 3-head auto-reverse, I always thought they were mutually exclusive, wow!

It's a great deck, had some fun repairing the auto-reverse mechanism a while ago. If anyone needs a belt routing diagram, or is wondering why their auto-reverse jams, let me know, I have a few ideas.

UPDATE: I just found out the Realistic SCT-42 deck is a carbon-copy of the D-RV7. I found a chap who had one with the owner's manual, and he very kindly scanned it and uploaded it to this site for me. Here's the page:

(Thanks earlcatmusic, been looking for one for years, you really made my day!!)



re: D-RV7

Dear Bellarmine,

I'd be keen to know where you got the replacement capstan belt from, mine has failed.

Many thanks, Karl

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