Stereo Cassette Deck (1983-84)
Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck
Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo
Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s
Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase
Motor: 1 x DC
Tape Type: type I, Cr02, Metal
Noise Reduction: B, C, DBX
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 19kHz (Metal tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 92dB (DBX)
Wow and Flutter: 0.048%
Input: 60mV (line), 0.25mV (mic)
Output: 0.4V (line)
Dimensions: 430 x 109 x 235mm
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Reviewed Jul 31st, 2015 by graham5decks
Just the fact that i now have 3 of these decks because i want 2 for spares says it all. All 3 worked when bought in the last year or two.not bad for something from 1983.These are renowned by people in the know as very reliable decks and i quite agree.
My deck for regular use has been to a tech for full service,psu,input and output amp upgrades and exceeds the book specs for frequency response.now up to 20khz instead of claimed 19khz tops on metals in the manual.
It is a joy to use both playback and recording.As i have got to know the deck,and despite only being a 2 header with no bias calibration, every recording has been great,obviously good quality tape of type 1,2 and 4 recorded on it sounds great.surprisingly el cheapo tdk t1 or fe ferrics regularly do excellent on my deck,obviously with dolby b though. It does wonderful things uding dbx noise reduction and dbx disc.It does great things with maxells xliis without noise reduction.
Despite my best deck being a couple of rungs from the top of what cassette can do,although mine is uprated it is worthy of the 8 out of 10.it records and plays back a wide range of music very well indeed.