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Technics RS-686DS

Stereo Cassette Deck (1977-80)

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Technics RS-686DS


When you handle the controls on the new portable cassette decks from Technics, you get a feeling of satisfaction.

Why? Because you're dealing with a professional. You can relax: you're in control.

At your fingertips you have the power to make great recordings even under severe conditions. Hold the RS686DS. Feel the solidity of stainless steel parts and fine workmanship.

Technics made this deck like a professional quality camera to move with you and bend to your needs. The RS-686DS may be one of the smallest high fidelity portable stereo cassette decks available.

Packed into its rugged frame are such features as FG Servo Motor, Three-Head Configuration. Anti-Rolling Mechanism and more.

In short, you get more of what you want in a stereo cassette deck in much less space. Check the control panel. Based on long experience in actual live recording situations, Technics has made some radical changes in front panel design.

These changes, this more rational design means better recordings. fewer mistakes. So when you're in the field, the cassette deck becomes an extension of yourself, a tool that helps you achieve your recording goals.


Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record, 1 x playback, 1 x erase

Tape Type: type I, CrO2

Frequency Response: 40Hz to 16kHz  (Cr02 tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 66dB  (dolby B)

Wow and Flutter: 0.07%

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

Output: 0.42V (line)

Dimensions: 243 x 77 x 200mm

Weight: 2.8kg

Year: 1977


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