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Fostex model 20

Two Track Recorder / Reproducer

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Fostex model 20


The Fostex model 20 is a 1/4 inch tape, 3 head, 2 track, 2 channel master recorder.

A cue track is located in the centre between the two tracks for recording and playback of SMPTE time code signals.

In addition to regular features of tape locate and dump edit in master recorders, this transport can be synchronised with a VTR and multi channel recorder.


Track system: 2-track, 2-channel, stereo system

Heads: 1 x record, playback, 1 x erase, 1 x timecode playback

Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan

Reel size: 7 inch reel

Equalization: NAB, IEC

Tape speeds: 7 12  15 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.06% (15 ips)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 22kHz (15 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 70dB

Total harmonic distortion: 1%

Crosstalk: 70dB

Input: 300mV (line)

Output: 0.3V (line)

Dimensions: 14 x 13.5 x 8.5 inches

Weight: 29lbs

Year: 1985



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