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Pioneer CT-F1250

Stereo Cassette Deck (1979-81)

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Pioneer CT-F1250


The Pioneer CT-F1250 is a 2-motor, 3-head metal tape capable stereo cassette deck with Dolby and an LED aided equalisation tuning system.

Features include a quartz PLL direct drive motor for capstan drive, a DC high torque motor for fast forward and rewind, Uni-Crystal Ferrite recording/playback head and a small-window erasing head.


Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.75 cm/s

Heads: 1 x combination record/playback, 1 x erase

Motor: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan

Tape Type: type I, FeCr, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B

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

Signal to Noise Ratio: 69dB  (dolby B)

Wow and Flutter: 0.03%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.0%

Input: 60mV (line), 0.3mV (mic)

Output: 0.45V (line)

Semiconductors: 139 x transistors, 125 x diodes, 22 x IC

Dimensions: 420 x 187 x 369.5mm

Weight: 10.9kg

Year: 1980


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Reviewed Jan 08th, 2018 by meddent

The most trouble-free recorder I've ever used. The DD motor is excellent.

Reviewed Jun 06th, 2017 by korpberget

Awesome deck!
Near mint, fleamarket - 100 NKr.
Love it!

Reviewed Aug 09th, 2014 by hercman

Scored on one of these at a garage sale for $15 in near mint shape from a guy within a mile from my house.

Reviewed Jun 07th, 2014 by vintagevault

This is easily Pioneer's best cassette deck. Built like a tank and sounds absolutely incredibly.

If you can find one serviced for under $300 - buy it!



re: CT-F1250

I just bought one and can't wait for it to get here.Thanks so much for the operator's manual the brochure and service manual.

re: CT-F1250

If it keeps dropping out of play near the end of a tape (C90 or longer) change C504 on the control board, 1microfarad 25 volt was a tant bead fit a normal electrolytic. It sets the delay between counter pulses before the auto stop operates.

pioneer ctf 1250

i have a collector deck of higest class of pioneer - ctf 1250

thank you for instruction and service manuall

greetings from Slovakia

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