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Pioneer CT-F500

Stereo Cassette Tape Deck (1978-80)

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Pioneer CT-F500


The Pioneer CT-F500 employs a DC servo control motor featuring excellent stability for tape transport.

This combines with the ultra precision-engineered capstan, belt and large sized (80mm) flywheel which make up the highly precise tape take-up mechanism to provide superb tape transport stability and a dramatic improvement in wow and flutter.


Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.75 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Motor: 1 x DC servo

Tape Type: type I, FeCr, CrO2

Noise Reduction: B

Frequency Response: 30Hz to 16kHz  (Cr02 tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 64dB  (dolby B)

Wow and Flutter: 0.05%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.5%

Input: 65mV (line), 0.3mV (mic)

Output: 0.7V (line)

Semiconductors: 27 x transistors, 14 x diodes, 2 x IC

Dimensions: 380 x 140 x 261mm

Weight: 5kg

Year: 1978


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