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Pioneer RH-65

8-Track Tape Recorder

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Pioneer RH-65

Specifications

Type: single deck

Track System: 8-track, 2-channel stereo

Heads: combined record/playback/erase head

Noise Reduction: B

Frequency Response: 30Hz to 15kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio: 45dB

Wow and Flutter: 0.15%

Input: 100mV (line), 0.5mV (mic)

Output: 0.58V (line)

Semiconductors: 2 x IC, 17 x transistors, 16 x diodes, 1 x thyristor

Dimensions: 375 x 115 x 275mm

Weight: 6.1kg

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Reviewed Jun 21st, 2017 by RTM

It's most of an H-R100. But the power supply is a little puny. If you record with it, you'll say a lot of light dimming when everything's running. It sounds really good but the examples I've used have just a hint of line buzz. That might well be a sample to sample variation though.

 

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re: RH-65

I've owned one of these since it was new. The only things it was missing that I wanted were a headphone jack, output level control, on/off switch and a fuse on the AC side so I added all of those. The reason I wanted the on/off switch is so that I didn't hear a pop at the speakers when the power went on or off every time I put in or removed a tape. Also, the tape counter stopped working so I came up with an electrically powered alternative that is triggered by a limit switch when the cartridge is inserted. It still uses the same front part of the counter but the back is electric now. This deck sounds really good with a cartridge that is in good shape. I have read that Dolby circuits on 8-tracks don't really work, but it does on this deck. The other commenter here is quite correct about the power supply seeming slightly lacking in reserves, but all in all a very solidly built unit and about as good as 8-track gets!

re: RH-65

Could you please share the tape counter mod with us? Many fail and it would be nice to have an alternative. Thanks

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