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Aiwa AD-F370

Two Head Stereo Cassette Recorder (1989-90)

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Aiwa AD-F370


The AD-F370 is a superb 2-head deck with the accent on easy operation and great music fidelity.

A host of advanced features make the AD-F370 a remarkable sound value.

Operation is easy thanks to the feather touch logic IC controls, which also enable Cue and Review operations for the speedy location by sound of desired musical passages.

Dolby HX professional is incorporated for improved high frequency response regardless of tape type, while Dolby B and C noise reduction are also included to reduce tape hiss.

Superb sound linearity is assured by the amorphous head, while the C,H and U versions feature Aiwa's super hard DX head for a corresponding level of performance.


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: DC servo

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C, HX Pro

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 18kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 78dB  (dolby C)

Wow and Flutter: 0.065%

Input: 50mV (line)

Output: 0.35V (line)

Dimensions: 430 x 127.5 x 233.4mm

Weight: 3.3kg

Year: 1989


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Reviewed Mar 14th, 2016 by ilkkasuni

A few years ago, I found a rather unused one, bought it for my hobby purposes.

The AD-F370 provided surprisingly good sound quality, even though does not perform for a hifi deck, mostly due to the wow & flutter. This deck offers proper features, being a nice tool for one utilizing compact cassettes. The cue/review function for instance, is handy when having to edit and compile recordings.

I liked this deck. Unfortunately, she went bust as I happened to press the fast forward at the same time, the tape came to an end releasing the auto-stop. I lifted the top cover and found the mechanism rather tricky to try repair. Broke down rather easily, I would say.

Spotted I another one in full tact, with no doubt the deck would make to my hobby corner.

-ilkka suni



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