Aiwa AD-1500

Aiwa AD-5500

1 9 7 3 1973
1 9 7 4 1974

Horizontal recorder with the early version of the later SST mechanism (Solid and Stabilized Transport) which has a very large flywheel, precision-engineered reel axis, 0,05µ capstan finish, solidary capstan / pinch roller mounting and stabilized power-supply.

The rest is more common : separate bias/eq switches, mic/line mixing, tape run LED and oil-damped cassette holder.

The AD-1500 was named AD-5500 in Japan.

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Aiwa AD-1500 specifications
Title Value
Tape speed : 4,76cm/s (± 1% DIN 45511)
Wow & flutter : 0,07% (WRMS)
0,13% (DIN 45507)
FF & Rew time : 95s (C60)
Head : Ferrite Guard Head
Erase : AC system
Frequency response : 30Hz...12Khz (LH)
30Hz...14Khz (CrO2)
30Hz...16Khz (FeCr)
S/N ratio : 60dB (Dolby on, CrO2)
58dB (DIN 45405)
Inputs : 0,25mV / 600...10kOhm (MIC)
50mV / 100kOhm (line)
0,1mV / ??kOhm (DIN)
Outputs : 0,775V / 50kOhm (line)
0,775V / 50kOhm (DIN)
8 Ohm ('phones)
PC : 15W
Dimensions : 41,9 x 15,2 x 29,5cm
Weight : 6,2kg.
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