Stereo Cassette Tape Deck (1978-79)
The Pioneer CT-F900 is a 2-motor, stereo cassette deck with microprocessor and all electronic, 3-head transport.
The electronic digital counter of the CT-F900 permits memory play and repeat and memory stop, while the Digitron tube display with 20 segments for recording and playback level monitoring replaces traditional meters.
Other features include Dolby NR switch, chrome tape sensor with automatic bias and equalisation switching, monitoring for tape and source, continuously adjustable bias, and repeat function permitting infinite replay from any point of the tape.
Outstanding frequency response and low distortion are obtained from the Sendust Alloy (iron, aluminium and silicone compound) record/play head combination.
Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck
Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo
Tape Speed: 4.75 cm/s
Heads: 1 x combination record/playback, 1 x erase
Motor: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan
Tape Type: type I, FeCr, Cr02
Noise Reduction: B
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 19kHz (Cr02 tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 64dB (dolby B)
Wow and Flutter: 0.04%
Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.3%
Input: 60mV (line), 0.3mV (mic)
Output: 0.45V (line)
Semiconductors: 63 x transistors, 71 x diodes, 13 x IC
Dimensions: 420 x 187 x 374.5mm
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Reviewed Apr 29th, 2016 by Carvedhood
Thank you for the manual. I had this deck in 1978 and now in 2016 I have one again. Putting together the system I had 40 years ago. After the tech dis a little soldering and a new belt, she perfect 100%.. Im thrilled... Now to find some good blank tapes.....
Reviewed Oct 29th, 2015 by txvette435
This deck is very well build. Easy to work on. I have a current replacement motors for transport and they are working fine. You need a little time to fine tune the cassette mechanism and after you do you are good to go.
Tape deck is little noisier, when capstone motor runs in my case, but with the music is O.K. I would say noise level about 68 db , as my Iphone was able to get. Do not know how legitimate it is. What I know is that I compare CT-F900 with my great CT-F1000 and, it is very hard to find any difference.
I would recommend this one to everyone, if you are technically inclined and can resolved the issues. Then you are ahead of the game,and you will own a great piece of audio equipment, which in another couple years will disappear. Enjoy.
Reviewed Dec 02nd, 2014 by Paul Haustein
Good to repair.