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Pioneer CT-5

Stereo Cassette Deck (1981-82)

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Pioneer CT-5


The Pioneer CT-5 is an easy to use deck with fine performance and sound.


Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.76 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Motor: electronically controlled DC servo

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C

Frequency Response: 25Hz to 18kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 57dB

Wow and Flutter: 0.05%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.2%

Input: 50mV (line), 0.3mV (mic)

Output: 0.45V (line)

Dimensions: 420 x 99.5 x 243.5mm

Weight: 4.4kg

Year: 1982


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Reviewed Nov 22nd, 2018 by Jari Vesterinen

I bought this as a new one in 1982. A good tape recorder for the price when using dolby-c. Easy to use electronic buttons. After a few years, the cassette door was broken. I used this about 20 years until the machine broke down.



re: CT-5

I inherited this deck from my Dad. It has been my go-to deck for a while now for dubbing my vinyl because of the handy record mute button and the digital VU Meter.

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