Three Motor Three Head Stereo Tape Deck (1974-77)
The RT-1020L is a superb reel-to-reel stereo tape deck. It features a 2 and 4 channel playback head and built-in 4-channel preamplifier so that you may enjoy quadraphonic as well as 2 track and 4 track stereo playback.
The 3 position bias selector and 2 position equalization selector guarantee perfect reproduction of low noise/high-output tape.
With its high-torque motors, professional sized 10.5 inch reel transport and other standard extras it is built to bring you top versatility, long service and total reliability.
Track system: 2/4-track, 2-channel, stereo system
Heads: 1 x playback, 1 x record, 1 x erase
Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan
Reel size: up to 10.5 inch reel
Tape speeds: 3 3⁄4 7 1⁄2 ips
Wow and flutter: 0.08% (7 1⁄2 ips)
Frequency response: 40Hz to 20kHz (7 1⁄2 ips)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 55dB
Total harmonic distortion: 1%
Input: 50mV (line), 15mV (DIN), 0.25mV (mic)
Output: 0.3V (line)
Dimensions: 440 x 431 x 225mm
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Reviewed Aug 04th, 2016 by taru03
Beautiful and cool machine. The sound is deep and clear (if you have a good tape and heads are clean). Built as a tank (super heavy) almost 0% parts made of plastic. If you can find one of them in good condition for 200 to 250 take it! you'll be more than happy.
Reviewed Feb 27th, 2015 by videoluvr
I had mine restored with new caps and its like brand new.Not a scratch or blemish on it.It sounds so goodAn ideal choice for audiophiles.
Reviewed Oct 01st, 2013 by wdwright
It's an oldie and a goodie! I always wanted a great deck like this when I was growing up-specifically a very heavy Sony. But then I heard the Pioneer at a rolling trunk show and while it took a few years-more than I care to count-I'm about to get a second 1020L version. It may not do much recording, but the playback will be fantastic! A great deck and while not as heavyweight as the Sony, it eats it up in sound reproduction for sure! A true reason for keeping my reel to reel collection spinning.