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Pioneer CT-F9191

Stereo Cassette Tape Deck (1975-77)

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Pioneer CT-F9191


The Pioneer CT-F9191 is an advanced cassette tape deck of original design providing easy front panel operation.

The cassette installs vertically for fast, fumble free setting. Tape running at play and record speed is performed by a DC servo motor, while a high torque mechanical governor equipped motor drives fast forward and rewind. Precision design and finishing of the capstan, belt, flywheel and tape take up mechanism combine to offer outstanding wow and flutter characteristics and stability.

The desired transport mode: record or play, fast forward, rewind, can be directly switched without alternating with the stop switch. Perfect timing is provided by a semiconductor logic circuit which functions to protect the tape from damage.

Annoying tape hiss can be significantly reduced (by approximately 10dB at high frequencies) without impairing the program source quality by the built in Dolby system.

The ferrite solid record/playback head resists abrasion and possesses numerous advantages which include long life, excellent high frequency response and head touch, plus reduced problems of dirt adhesion and magnetization noise.

3-stage direct coupled circuitry is employed in the equalizer and microphone amplifiers to provide excellent phase characteristics. Effective negative feedback is applied up to ultra high frequencies, assuring stable high frequency response and a dynamic margin exceeding 40dB of the base level.


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 playback/record, 1 x fast wind

Tape Type: type I, CrO2

Noise Reduction: B

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 17kHz  (Cr02 tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 63dB  (dolby B)

Wow and Flutter: 0.07%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.5%

Input: 65mV (line), 0.22mV (mic)

Output: 0.3V (line)

Semiconductors: 78 x transistors, 88 x diodes,

Dimensions: 457 x 197 x 315mm

Weight: 13.2kg

Year: 1975


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Reviewed Oct 25th, 2019 by lysander

the 9191 is a good sounding deck it has nice features for its era, and historic pioneer good looks thanks to silver faceplates and fauks wood cabinet.
this deck gets a nice button operated large curved clear door to keep the elements out. Great sounding deck it has that tube sound which is uncommon. These are well built decks and should last a long time with regular maintenance. Not as good looking as ctf 700,1000 probably because no rack handles.

Reviewed Jul 06th, 2019 by winternight69

My favourite. Exceptional building quality, great vintage look and sound performance! Nice piece of HI FI gold era!

Reviewed Oct 22nd, 2014 by guest

Muy elegante, enorme, excelente calidad de contruccià³n, robusto como pocos, mejor que el Sansui SC-5110, graba muy bien, pero debe reformarse la ecualizacià³n, excelente calidad de reproduccià³n, un juego de transistores nuevos de bajo ruido y capacitores de tantalio le dan ese sonido nà­tido y cristalino que puede dar, respuesta plana hasta 14 KHz +-2 dB con cinta normal, es bueno poner un capacitor de 2200 uF X 35 Volts en la fuente (470 uF X 50 Volts).



re: CT-F9191

This Deck seems to be identically with the Japanese Version CT-9 Deck (for which service manuals are not available anymore). Differences may be the CT-9 does not have wood panels, power supply (transformer) and the model name marking.

re: CT-F9191

This Deck seems to be identically with the Japanese Version CT-9 Deck (for which service manuals are not available anymore). Differences may be the CT-9 does not have wood panels, power supply (transformer) and the model name marking.

Pioneer CTF 9191

I have a Pioneer CTF 9191 that I bought new many years ago and decided to try and use it again but it plays for a few seconds then shuts itself off ... tape is not sticking .. What may casue this?

re: Pioneer CTF 9191

counter belt is broken, tripping the auto stop mechanism.

Pioneer CTF 9191

The belt that runs the counter could be an issue. If the counter does not turn the player will shut off. The belts are found readily and not to difficult to change. The biggest problem with this player is the idler clutch assembly that can unload and keep the player from going fast forward and reverse. It can be repaired (fairly difficult). Check Audiokarma ‘s CT-F9191 threads. If the tape spools up under the right capstan when in play before it quickly shuts off, you may have the clutch problem.

respuesta ctf 9191

cambie las fajas del que van desde el contador hacia el mecanismo, generalmente el el contador tiene un iman redondo , que al dar vueltas el cassette ,hace girar el iman que a su vez , manda pulsos a un sensor de 3 pins , y el sensor apaga el mecanismo.

Pioneer CT-F9191

Si su CT-F9191 o CT-F8282 se detienen subitamente durante Play o Record se debe a que los transistores de potencia se han agotado, simplemente sustituya todos los transistores de potencia montados en disipadores de calor por los TIP-31B o TIP-31C y se resolvera el problema.

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