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Realistic 8 Track Cassete Deck TR-800



Realistic 8 Track Cassete Deck TR-800

This Realistic Model TR-800 8 Track Cassette record/playback deck appeared in 1972/1973
Front Panel:
2 Std microphone inputs
Recording level input slide controls
2 illuminated VU meters
Analog counter- calibrated in minutes
Record/pause/Fast Forward
Recording indicator lamp
Manual program change
Eject
Playback select - continuous/repeat/auto stop
Backside panel:
Pre-amp output level control
Pre-amp R&L output RCA jacks
Auxiliary R&L input RCA Jacks

Recording response was spec'd at 50hz to 10,000hz
Tape speed @3-3/4 ips
Only thing missing was DOLBY noise reduction

You could record and playback in the FFWD mode and get increased frequency response/less tape hiss but it was hard on the tape transport and the recording would sound slow if played back at normal speed and on any standard speed player.