Stereo Cassette Deck (1981-83)
When Yamaha's audio engineers decided to design a truly high performance cassette deck, they didn't overlook any details.
First, they chose a two-motor transport, but redesigned the system to eliminate the instabilities of conventional two-motor designs.
For the record/playback head, they used the finest material available - Sendust - formed by a unique Yamaha process for absolute purity.
With 5-layer core lamination and low impedance design, this head is superior to ordinary types in all respects.
And for the best possible dynamic range and signal-to-noise ratio, the DBX system was included.
Add to this features like fine bias adjust, focus switch, metal compatibility and Dolby NR, and the result is the K-960 - a triumph of cassette deck engineering.
Type: 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
Motor: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan
Tape Type: type I, Cr02, Metal
Noise Reduction: B, DBX
Frequency Response: 30Hz to 22kHz (Metal tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 100dB (DBX)
Wow and Flutter: 0.028%
Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.0%
Input: 50mV (line), 0.3mV (mic)
Output: 0.34V (line)
Dimensions: 435 x 141 x 306mm
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Reviewed May 11th, 2016 by twistthethrottle
I've had one of these for 35 years and love it
Reviewed Dec 06th, 2015 by prom89
One of the best 2 head decks.