Three Motor Three Head Stereo Tape Deck (1974-77)
The RT-1020L is a superb reel-to-reel stereo tape deck. It features a 2 and 4 channel playback head and built-in 4-channel preamplifier so that you may enjoy quadraphonic as well as 2 track and 4 track stereo playback.
The 3 position bias selector and 2 position equalization selector guarantee perfect reproduction of low noise/high-output tape.
With its high-torque motors, professional sized 10.5 inch reel transport and other standard extras it is built to bring you top versatility, long service and total reliability.
Track system: 2/4-track, 2-channel, stereo system
Heads: 1 x playback, 1 x record, 1 x erase
Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan
Reel size: up to 10.5 inch reel
Tape speeds: 3 3⁄4 7 1⁄2 ips
Wow and flutter: 0.08% (7 1⁄2 ips)
Frequency response: 40Hz to 20kHz (7 1⁄2 ips)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 55dB
Total harmonic distortion: 1%
Input: 50mV (line), 15mV (DIN), 0.25mV (mic)
Output: 0.3V (line)
Dimensions: 440 x 431 x 225mm
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Pioneer Open Reel Tape Decks
Reviewed Feb 27th, 2015 by videoluvr
I had mine restored with new caps and its like brand new.Not a scratch or blemish on it.It sounds so goodAn ideal choice for audiophiles.
Reviewed Oct 01st, 2013 by wdwright
It's an oldie and a goodie! I always wanted a great deck like this when I was growing up-specifically a very heavy Sony. But then I heard the Pioneer at a rolling trunk show and while it took a few years-more than I care to count-I'm about to get a second 1020L version. It may not do much recording, but the playback will be fantastic! A great deck and while not as heavyweight as the Sony, it eats it up in sound reproduction for sure! A true reason for keeping my reel to reel collection spinning.