* Pioneer RT-1020 L *

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* Pioneer RT-1020 L *


A classic model from Pioneer made from 1973-78.

Speed: 3-3/4 and 7-1/2.

Up to 10-1/2 inch reel-size.

4-track, 2 channel stereo + 4-track Quad playback.

The combined 4/2 channel playback head features highly precise

track alignment that gives excellent performance

with frequency response and crosstalk.

In the recording head - only 2-channel stereo recording is possible.

The three head system of course permits proffesional

after-tape monitoring of recording in progress.

For each of the four channels, a 3-stage direct coupled

amplifier with low noise silicon transistors is provided.

It's dynamic range goes to beyond 20dB above VU level.

2-track recorded tapes can also be played.

Independent level controls for LINE and MIC inputs

permit effective mixing of program sources +

sound on sound recording.

Solid state electronic - not mechanical switches

in the recording and playback equalizer circuits

and a dynamic relay in recording bias circuit

prevent those unpleasant click noises

caused by normal switches.

3-position Bias Selector + 2-position Equalizer selector.

To make the best quality of Low noise or High output

tape you can change the settings with both selectors.

Tape tension between 7 or 10-1/2 inch reels

can be changed.

Other controls include seperate record switches

for both channels, a recording indicator.

4-channel or 2 channel playback selector.

Tape / Source monitor switch for front or rear channels.

Headphone jack located on the facepanel.

  • 3-motors, beltdriven capstan.
  • Tape speed: 3-3/4 and 7-1/2.
  • Wow and Flutter:

    0.08%WRMS at 7-1/2 speed.

  • Signal to noise ratio: More than 55 dB
  • Distortion: Less than 1%
  • Crosstalk: More than 60dB.
  • Frequency response: 40Hz to 20,000Hz +/- 3dB.
  • (2) Microphone 1/4 inch.
  • Headphone jack 1/4 inch.
  • RCA Input and Output.
  • DIN connection
  • 3-position bias selector.
  • 2-position recording equalizer selector.
  • Pause control.
  • 4-digit tape counter.
  • Monitor switch Tape/Source
  • Output level control.
  • Power requirements: AC. 120 volt 60 Hz.
  • Dimensions:

    440 Wide

    431 Tall

    227 Deep

    Weight: 47 lbs.

    RCA connections + DIN.

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