Pioneer CT-9R

Pioneer CT-980

1 9 8 1 1981
1 9 8 2 1982

Futuristic looking auto-reverse recorder from the "Communication Series".

The drive system is based on two BSL Hall motors for the two reels, one BSL Hall Quartz PLL for the leading capstan and two speed sensing device are placed at the reels' sides.
This cassette drive would be used later in the CT-90R (with some mods, like sensing devices displaced to the leading reel only) and into the big CT-A9.

The rec and play heads are made of laminated Sendust ribbons ; computerized functions come in with the Auto-Ble.

Music-search necessitates 4s blanks to separate each track while auto-reverse functions on 8s blank detection or through the erase head which has an added opto-electrical sensor for the tape lead-in area.

Bar this convenient function, the rest of the CT-9R (CT-980 in Japan) is basically the filtering down of what was pioneered into the the CT-A1 in 1980. Plus Dolby C... 1981 oblige.

Specification lie in between those of the CT-A1 (1979) and CT-A9 (1983) - Darwinistic evolution oblige !

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Pioneer CT-9R specifications
Title Value
Track type : 4 channel / 2 track stereophonic
Recording head : 1x ribbon sendust
Playback head : 1x ribbon sendust
Erasing head : 1x special alloy
Motor with Constant Speed : 1x quartz PLL direct-drive HALL
Reel Driving Motor : 2x DC coreless HALL
Wow & flutter : < than 0.04% (WRMS)
± 0,16% (DIN)
Frequency response : 20Hz...15Khz (-20db ; 30Hz...19Khz, ±3dB, Type I)
20Hz...17Khz (-20dB ; 25Hz...20Khz, ±3dB, Type II)
25Hz...10k Hz (0dB, Type II, Dolby C)
20Hz...19Khz (-20dB ; 25Hz...18Khz, ±3dB Type IV)
20Hz...15kz (0dB, ±3dB Type IV)
S/N ratio : > 58dB (Dolby off)
THD : < 1% (0dB)
Inputs : 2x line (65mV...25V / 120 kOhm)
2x MIC (0,3mV...50mV / 10kOhm)
Outputs : 2x line (500mV / 50 kOhm)
1x headphone (60mV / 8 Ohm)
PC : 45W
Dimensions : 42 x 13 x 32cm
Weight : 6,5kg
Features : Auto-BLE
Dolby B/C
Music Search with intro & repeat
Quick reverse mechanism
4-digit electronic counter
JT-216 wired remote
LED meters (-30...+10dB)
Timer switch
One-touch REC
Auto tape-selector
Rec-Mute function
Output level pot
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