Stereo Tape Cassette Recorder (1983-86)
When working out the design for what was to become the most advanced Aiwa deck ever produced, engineers began with a fundamental question:
What features, they asked, can be built in to give users a deck not only with unmatched sound quality, but with genuinely automated, fail proof operation?
The AD-F990 is the answer. Unquestionably the most superlative performance ever offered in a model of this type, it also features thoughtful human engineering and unprecedented ease of operation.
Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck
Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo
Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s
Heads: 1 x combination record/playback, 1 x erase
Motor: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan
Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal
Noise Reduction: B, C
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 21kHz (Metal tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 75dB (dolby C)
Wow and Flutter: 0.025%
Input: 50mV (line), 1mV (mic)
Output: 0.41V (line)
Semiconductors: 61 x IC, 116 x transistors, 138 x diodes, 20 x LED, 1 x FET
Dimensions: 420 x 110 x 280mm
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Reviewed Apr 28th, 2017 by JosephH1
Still going strong after 27 years! Amazing performance with metal tape. Auto calibration, Dolby C/HX Pro. It was called the Dragon Slayer in its day. I love to A/B a digital master and the tape I recorded from it on the 990. It is indistinguishable. Just had new belts and tune up done. The tech said it was a pleasure to work on a top tier piece of electronic technology. One of the best decks ever made.
Reviewed Mar 27th, 2017 by fj2525vl
Underrated tape deck with an exceptional relation Quality& price!
Used for more that 20 years and still working in the same league that others more acclaimed top decks.