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Technics RS-1700

4-Track 2-Channel Reel to Reel Tape Recorder (1978-84)

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Technics RS-1700


Features of the Technics RS-1700 tape recorder include automatic reverse operation, a 6-head system, 2-tape tension controlled DC brushless direct drive motor, photo electronic auto-stop sensing, tension roller switches and take-up reel table servo control system.


Track system: auto reverse, 4-track, 2-channel, stereo system

Heads: 2 x erase/record, 2 x playback

Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan

Reel size: up to 10.5 inch reel

Equalization: NAB

Tape speeds: 3 34  7 12  15 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.018% (15 ips)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 30kHz (15 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 66dB

Total harmonic distortion: 0.8%

Input: 60mV (line), 0.25mV (mic)

Output: 0.775V (line)

Dimensions: 456 x 446 x 258mm

Weight: 25.7kg


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Reviewed Nov 20th, 2018 by

Purchased it new in Germany in 1980 and made dozens of party tapes and other recordings with it. You could roll back the tape while cued and have no spacing between songs. I have used it off and on for the past 38 years. I just fired it back up after 4 years and it works perfectly. I added a 3BX and click and pop remover and had CD sound in 1980.

Reviewed Oct 01st, 2015 by

Fantastic recorder , just a gem I recommend one
built like a tank



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