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Since 1982.

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VINTAGE / USED PIONEER STEREO TAPE DECKS

- SOLD UNITS - 

 

 
 

 

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VINTAGE
PIONEER
CT-90R
AUTO-REVERSE
3 MOTOR

STEREO
CASSETTE TAPE DECK

SOLD 7/17/07

 

 

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       NEW LISTING 5/7/10
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 VINTAGE
 PIONEER
 STEREO
 CASSETTE TAPE DECK

 CT-300 CT300
 With DOLBY
 Circa early 1982

 "
WORLD AC POWER"

SOLD 7/2/10

  

 

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PIONEER
CT-3070R
STEREO
CASSETTE TAPE DECK
WITH DOLBY B&C & DBX
"WORLD AC POWER"
SOLD 10/27/06

 

 

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PIONEER
CT-1370WR
STEREO
CASSETTE TAPE DECK

SOLD 1/28/06

 
 
 



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PIONEER
 CT-2080R CT2080R
#...183N

 2-MOTOR
 STEREO
AUTO-REVERSE

 CASSETTE TAPE DECK
 WITH DOLBY B&C & dbx
 "
WORLD AC POWER"

 Circa Mid-late '80's

SOLD 3/31/09

 

 



 






            NEW LISTING 9/29/09
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PIONEER
 CASSETTE TAPE DECK
         CT
-3080R CT3080R
#...771N

 3-MOTOR
AUTO-REVERSE

 WITH DOLBY B&C & dbx
 "
WORLD AC POWER"

 Circa
1990's
SOLD 04/12/10

 

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PIONEER
CT-F500
CASSETTE DECK
Circa 1975
SOLD


 

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PIONEER CT-F600
SOLD

      

    

NEW LISTING 10/24/17
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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE
PIONEER CASSETTE TAPE DECK
PIONEER CT-F650 / CTF650
With 'CUEING' AND DOLBY NR
FROM THE 'BLUE METER' SERIES

#...7616
Circa 1979-81
Made in Japan

SOLD 11/13/17
SHIPPED TO CALIFORNIA


Our technician has completely and EXTENSIVELY gone through and 'Certified' this unit which involves complete disassembly of the transport (not an easy task on this deck), cleaning inside and out, COMPLETELY DISASSEMBLING, cleaning and re-lubricating all internal mechanisms and the balance of efforts listed below.

Heads inspected for excessive wear (obviously we do this 'early on' as 'excessive' wear will usually negate any further restoration work).

All drive tires reconditioned for trouble-free service.

All new internal rubber belts replaced for trouble-free service.

Rubber pinch roller reconditioned

Capstan burnished

Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

Head alignments and azimuth checked and adjusted as necessary for 'peak performance' with O-Scope

All internal pots, switches and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

All internal fluorescent displays and LED's working fine.

Both hub spindles in perfect alignment.

FF, REW, & Play transport functions all test perfectly and controls tested for 'positive / accurate' responsive.

Heads in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them and head alignment / azimuth has been checked for peak performance.

Playback meters zero with factory test tone tape.

Tape Counter Function tested

Plays perfectly and records well @ ~0dB (between TDK and Maxell tapes) ( we really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded / factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy).

Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition!!! -Both level meters playback even.

Speed adjusted to 100% accuracy with 1kHz factory test tape (meaning 1kHz calibration tape plays back at 1000Hz +/- 1Hz)

Deck has had just over 9 hours of restoration work done, mostly to the transport.

Face is made of beautiful brushed aluminum, and overall the deck is in NEW cosmetic condition. Following the extensive restoration, we did 'test recordings' of a 'ddd' CD on 6 tapes; Sony Normal Bias, Fuji Normal Bias, TDK Normal Bias, Maxell Normal Bias, TDK 'SA' High Bias, and Maxell 'XL-II' High Bias. We found that for Normal and High Bias, of those tapes tested, both the "Maxells" performed VERY well on this particular deck.
 Total technician time to restore ~9 HOURS!
(this deck is actually from the 'personal stock' of our Senior Technician)

  ____________________________
  
The Classic...
.....

HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?


Pioneer CT-F650 Features include:
  

- 2-Motors
- Classic 'Piano
........

HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?


Pioneer CT-F650 Specifications
:

Track format:
4 track / 2 channel
Motors: High xxservo motor
Freq Response: w/ Metal tape xx00 Hz +/- 3dB @ xdB
Wow & Flutter (WRMS) - xx% WRMS
 S/N ratio:  xxdB Dolby B NR
                            xxdB No NR (A weighted)
Harmonic Distortion <xx% @ 0dB
 Output Level: xmV @ x0Kohms
.....

HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?


There's just something about the feel of...
.....

HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?


Again, we have completely refurbished and thoroughly tested this deck, with multiple recording tests (as stated previously). Cosmetically, it's in essentially NEW condition! Great addition to a classic Pioneer "Spec" rack! Also great for transferring your tape collection to CD, Hard-drive or MP3. Includes original box and packing. Comes with an 'e-copy' / pdf of the Pioneer CT-F650 owners manual.
Measures 16.5" wide x 13.25" deep x 6" tall and weighs 18 lbs unpacked. Comes with our 90 day limited warranty.

PIONEER CT-F650
Cond. 9.5+++ (really could be classed a 'TEN')

(C) B.F.

SOLD 11/13/17
SHIPPED TO CALIFORNIA

(Above text, in its entirety, property of www.oaktreevintage.com / Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. See 'Copyright Information' page for details)

 
 




NEW LISTING
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VINTAGE
PIONEER
CT-F615
STEREO
CASSETTE TAPE DECK

SOLD 9/26/07

 


VINTAGE
PIONEER
STEREO
CASSETTE TAPE DECK
CT-F700

SOLD

 

    

 




NEW LISTING 10/27/08

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PIONEER
 CASSETTE TAPE DECK
CT-F750 CTF750
 AUTO-REVERSE
 With DOLBY B
NR
#...6136

 Circa early 1979-81
 Made in Japan

SOLD 8/8/09

 

 

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PIONEER
CT-F950
SOLD

 

 

   
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VINTAGE PIONEER CT-F1250 CASSETTE DECK
SOLD
 
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VINTAGE PIONEER CT-F1250 CASSETTE DECK

SOLD
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VINTAGE PIONEER CT-F1250 CASSETTE DECK
3-HEAD / 2-MOTOR
CASSETTE TAPE DECK

"WORLD AC POWER"

SOLD 3/11/04
 

 

    

NEW LISTING 10/27/08
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PIONEER
 CASSETTE TAPE DECK
CT-F7272 CTF7272
 With DOLBY B
NR
#...
5838
 Circa early 1976-79
 Made in Japan
SOLD 10/28/08

 

 

   




NEW LISTING

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PRE-OWNED / REFURBISHED
PIONEER
CT-S66R
 AUTO REVERSE
 STEREO
 CASSETTE TAPE DECK
 With
dbx, DOLBY B & C
SOLD 6/24/08


 

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            NEW LISTING 9/29/09
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PRE-OWNED / REFURBISHED
PIONEER
 CASSETTE TAPE DECK
           CT-WM77R
/ CTWM77R
#...2857N
6 TAPE CHANGER!

DUAL-WELL
 With DOLBY B, C and HX Pro
& DUAL-WELL RECORDING
& DUAL "QUICK" AUTO-REVERSE
& "RELAY" PLAY / RECORD
Circa 1991

MIJ

SOLD 11/19/10

 

 


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PIONEER H-33 8-TRACK PLAY DECK
Circa '74-'76
SOLD

 


 
 
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NEW ADDITION

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PIONEER
MODEL H-R99
8-TRACK DECK

SOLD 12/9/04
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PIONEER
H-R100
SOLD
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PIONEER H-R100 8-TRACK DECK
#26864

WITH
DOLBY
"WORLD AC POWER"
SOLD 4/26/05
 

 

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PIONEER RH-65 8-TRACK DECK
Circa 1974-76
SOLD
 

 

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PIONEER / CENTREX
TH-30
SOLD
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PIONEER 
"CENTREX"
MODEL TH-30

SOLD
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PIONEER "CENTREX"
MODEL TH-30
8-TRACK DECK
SOLD

 


 

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PIONEER
RT-707

STEREO 
REEL TO REEL  
TAPE DECK
SOLD
 
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PIONEER
RT-707

STEREO 
REEL TO REEL  
TAPE DECK
SOLD

 

 




NEW LISTING 12/20/05

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PIONEER
RT-707 / RT707

 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
STEREO 
3-HEAD / 3-MOTOR
2-SPEEDS
AUTO-REVERSE 
1/4" REEL TO REEL  
TAPE DECK

SOLD 12/22/05

 
    


NEW LISTING 10/23/06

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PIONEER
RT-707 / RT707

STEREO REEL TO REEL  
TAPE DECK

SOLD 10/26/06
 

    

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PIONEER
REEL TO REEL  
 1/4" STEREO TAPE DECK
RT-707 / RT707
#...6421
 
4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
  2-SPEED / 3 HEAD
 3" - 7" REEL CAPACITY
  Circa 19
77-85
(C)

C.B.S.

SOLD 5/12/09


  

 

   

 


NEW LISTING 10/26/12
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PIONEER REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK  
PIONEER RT-707 / RT707
 1/4" STEREO
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
  2-SPEED / 3 HEAD
 5" - 7" REEL CAPACITY
#...8228
  Circa 1977-85

SOLD 11/20/12
SHIPPED TO NORTH CAROLINA


Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit. We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals and electronics of this unit.

- Internal mechanism cleaned and re-lubed

- Brakes extensively adjusted on fast wind modes also.

- Reel motor torque adjusted to correct force in grams.
All three motors test perfectly.

- We also adjusted the reel table heights. Both spindles in perfect alignment and run 'true'

- We also installed a new counter belt for trouble-free service.

- All External and Internal pots, switches and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

- Rubber pinch roller has been replaced with brand new

- Capstan burnished

- We adjusted the internal playback levels for both directions independently as well as the record levels and both VU meters mechanically and electronically w/ factory test tone tapes.

- Headstacks have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

- Head-stack alignment / azimuth has been checked for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope.


- Heads have typical, normal wear and are
all in fine condition with hundreds of hours left.

- Both level meters adjusted for even playback level w/ factory test tone tape.

- New VU meter illumination lamps installed

- Both typically problematic direction indicator lamps replaced by cool running LED's.

- Plays great and Records at +/-0dB on both Normal and High Bias Chrome tape @ 1kHz.

We
really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded / factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy.
 

- Both internal speed pots adjusted to 100% accuracy on either speed independently (with pitch control zero'd) meaning that our 1kHz tape plays back at 1000Hz +/-1Hz.

 
(Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 9 hours).


Pioneer RT-707 Reel to Reel Specifications as follows:

Track Format: 4-Track / 2-Channel stereo
Heads:
.....
Motors: .....
Tape Speed: .....


HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

Reel Size: .....
Wow and flutter: Less than XXX% WRMS (7-1/2 ips / 19cm/s)
Signal to noise ratio: >XXdB
Frequency response: XXips = XXHz to XXkHz.
Crosstalk: >XXdB
Channel separation: >XXdB
Input Impedance sensitivity / Impedance: .....


HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

Input Impedance sensitivity / Impedance: 0.25mV / 27kΩ
Pitch-control: +/- XX%
2 VU-meters: .....
Output Level at 0-VU: .....
Recording bias frequency: XXkHz.
Rewind Time w/ 1200 Tape: .....

Following the above stated bench work / testing, our technician has 'Certified' this deck and it is an great performer sonically and mechanically. As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning, lubing, adjusting, demagnetizing and testing everything.....

HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

....
Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty.
(Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are usually available separately if you need them)
PIONEER RT-707 Reel to Reel Tape Deck
Cond. 8.5

SOLD 11/20/12
SHIPPED TO NORTH CAROLINA


 
 (Above text property of www.oaktreevintage.com / Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. See 'Copyright Information' page for details)
 

 
     

NEW LISTING 4/26/05

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PIONEER RT-909 / RT909 REEL TO REEL R2R
4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
3-HEAD / 2-SPEED / 3-MOTOR
1/4" TAPE DECK
Circa 1979-84

SOLD 4/26/05

 

 

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PIONEER RT-909 / RT909 REEL TO REEL R2R
4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
3-HEAD / 2-SPEED / 3-MOTOR
1/4" TAPE DECK
Circa 1979-84

SOLD


 


NEW LISTING 4/2/10
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PIONEER RT-909 / RT909 REEL TO REEL R2R
4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
3-HEAD / 2-SPEED / 3-MOTOR
1/4" TAPE DECK

OPEN REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER

#...4248

 5" / 7" / 10.5" REEL CAPACITY

"
WORLD AC POWER"
  Circa 1979-8
4
(C)
K.K.

SOLD 5/4/10

 

 

         NEW LISTING 6/7/12
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PIONEER
OPEN REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER

 1/4" STEREO TAPE DECK
PIONEER RT-909 / RT909
#...0569
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
  2-SPEED / 3 HEAD
AUTO-REVERSE
 5*" / 7*" / 10.5" REEL CAPACITY

  Circa 1979-8
4
SOLD 7/6/12
SHIPPED TO CALIFORNIA

We have completely gone through this unit. All mechanics, disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed . Rubber pinch rollers have been replaced, new drive belt installed, pinch-roller mechanism completely disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed, PR mechanism solenoid mounts adjusted, capstan burnished, heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport. Brakes adjusted on fast wind modes also. Back tension adjusted on both reel motors. All three motors test perfectly. Replaced right 'tape tension micro switch'. Repaired minor sine-wave distortion in right channel pre-amp board by replacing factory omitted cap. Replaced weak directional LED. Internal pots, switches and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function. We adjusted the VU meters both mechanically and electronically w/ factory test tone tapes, as well as the internal playback levels for both directions independently and record levels.
Deck has been fully calibrated to factory manual specs, tested, and found to perform like new in all categories.
Both spindles in perfect alignment. We also adjusted the reel table heights. Heads in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them and head alignment / azimuth has been checked for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope. Both internal speed pots adjusted to 100% accuracy on either speed independently (with pitch control zero'd). Plays great and Records at +/-0dB on both normal Bias and -3dB High Bias Chrome tape. Both level meters adjusted for even playback level w/ factory test tone tape (and we really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded / factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy).  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 12 hours). Face is made of beautiful brushed aluminum with only one scuff (see photos above), and is in great condition and has never been rack mounted. Deck looks and works great! 
____________________________

SOLD 7/6/12
SHIPPED TO CALIFORNIA


 
 (Above text property of www.oaktreevintage.com / Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. See 'Copyright Information' page for details)

 

 

NEW LISTING 12/30/15
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PIONEER OPEN REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER
 1/4" STEREO TAPE DECK
PIONEER RT-909 / RT909 REEL TAPE DECK
#...2430
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
  2-SPEED / 3 HEAD
AUTO-REVERSE

 5*" / 7*" / 10.5" REEL CAPACITY
  Circa 1979-84
MIJ

SOLD 1/19/16
SHIPPING TO CALIFORNIA

  Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.

  We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals and electronics of this unit.

  Entire transport was disassembled down to the chassis, and every mechanical part was cleaned, re-lubed and reassembled.

 pinch-roller mechanism completely disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed,

 PR mechanism solenoid mounts adjusted

 Capstans / flywheels removed, bushings and axels cleaned and re-lubed

 Capstans burnished

   Rubber pinch rollers have been replaced with FRESH units

  Brand new drive belt installed,

 Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

 Brakes adjusted on fast wind modes also.

 Back tension adjusted on both reel motors.

 All three motors test perfectly. Following above adjustments, Reel Start and Stop tested at beginning, middle and end of 7" and 10.5" tapes

 Internal pots, switches and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

 We adjusted the 'Blue Fluorescent' VU meters electronically w/ factory test tone tapes, as well as the internal playback levels for both directions independently and record levels.

 Deck has been fully calibrated to factory manual specs, tested, and found to perform like new in all categories.

 Both spindles in perfect alignment.

 We also adjusted the reel table heights.

Heads in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them.

  BOTH direction Playback and Record Head alignment / azimuth was adjusted for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope.

 Both internal speed pots adjusted to 100% accuracy on either speed independently (with pitch control zero'd) (meaning that our 'verified' 1000Hz test tape now plays back at 1000Hz).

 Records at +/-0dB on High Bias Chrome tape.

 This Pioneer RT-909 functions, plays, and records perfectly (and we really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded / factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy).  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 12 hours).

Face is made of beautiful brushed aluminum with only one scuff (see photos above), and is in great condition and has never been rack mounted. Deck looks and works great! 
____________________________

Looks GREAT & is "Ready-to-go"! The very sought after Pioneer RT-909 Stereo Reel to Reel tape deck. Will play / record stereo 1/4" tapes on reels 5, 7 & 10.5". This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Great performer. If you're looking for a reel to reel deck to "actually use" here you go. Only about 25% of the used Reel decks out there can be "practically" restored to working order. This one made it through and all functions test great! Looks and sounds great too! Again, we have completely gone through it. It has been a few years since the last Pioneer RT-909 made it to the page (the second to last one went in my personal rack).
...
HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning, lubing, adjusting, demagnetizing and testing everything. Plays and records perfectly, AGAIN, records at 0dB down, yes, that's a ZERO! Both original feet / skids intact and perfect (these are commonly broken / missing)

Thick & solid brushed aluminum face plate in excellent condition and has never been 'racked' so no rack screw rack rash / marks! Case also in great condition...
HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?
Includes a pdf / 'e-copy' download of the Pioneer RT-909 Owners manual, and if desired, a copy of the Pioneer RT-909 Service manual. Measures 19" wide x 11.5" deep x 13.5" high and weighs 46 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty.

(NAB Hubs, Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately depending on stock levels. Also unit does not have the 'voltage selector' shown in photos)

PIONEER RT-909 Reel to Reel Tape Deck
Cond. 8.5++

(C) R.R.

SOLD 1/19/16
SHIPPING TO CALIFORNIA


WITH A PAIR OF NAB HUBS AND ONE 10.5" METAL PIONEER TAKE-UP REEL!!!

 
 (Above text property of www.oaktreevintage.com / Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. See 'Copyright Information' page for details)

 

 
         

NEW LISTING 1/2/16
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PIONEER OPEN REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER
 1/4" STEREO TAPE DECK
PIONEER RT-909 / RT909 REEL TAPE DECK
#...2430
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
  2-SPEED / 3 HEAD
AUTO-REVERSE

 5*" / 7*" / 10.5" REEL CAPACITY
  Circa 1979-84
MIJ

SOLD 1/19/16
SHIPPED TO CALIFORNIA

  Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.

  We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals and electronics of this unit.

  Entire transport was disassembled down to the chassis, and every mechanical part was cleaned, re-lubed and reassembled.

 pinch-roller mechanism completely disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed,

 PR mechanism solenoid mounts adjusted

 Capstans / flywheels removed, bushings and axels cleaned and re-lubed

 Capstans burnished

   Rubber pinch rollers have been replaced with FRESH units

  Brand new drive belt installed,

 Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

 Brakes adjusted on fast wind modes also.

 Back tension adjusted on both reel motors.

 All three motors test perfectly. Following above adjustments, Reel Start and Stop tested at beginning, middle and end of 7" and 10.5" tapes

 Internal pots, switches and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

 We adjusted the 'Blue Fluorescent' VU meters electronically w/ factory test tone tapes, as well as the internal playback levels for both directions independently and record levels.

 Deck has been fully calibrated to factory manual specs, tested, and found to perform like new in all categories.

 Both spindles in perfect alignment.

 We also adjusted the reel table heights.

 Heads in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them.

  BOTH direction Playback and Record Head alignment / azimuth was adjusted for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope.

 Both internal speed pots adjusted to 100% accuracy on either speed independently (with pitch control zero'd) (meaning that our 'verified' 1000Hz test tape now plays back at 1000Hz).

 Records at +/-0dB on High Bias Chrome tape.

 This Pioneer RT-909 functions, plays, and records perfectly (and we really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded / factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy).  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 12 hours).

Face is made of beautiful brushed aluminum and is in great condition and has never been rack mounted. Deck looks and works great! 
____________________________
Looks GREAT & is "Ready-to-go"! The very sought after Pioneer RT-909 Stereo Reel to Reel tape deck. Will play / record stereo 1/4" tapes on reels 5, 7 & 10.5". This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Great performer. If you're looking for a reel to reel deck to "actually use" here you go. Only about 25% of the used Reel decks out there can be "practically" restored to working order. This one made it through and all functions test great! Looks and sounds great too! Again, we have completely gone through it. It has been a few years since the last Pioneer RT-909 made it to the page (the second to last one went in my personal rack).

Pioneer RT-909 Features include:

....HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning, lubing, adjusting, demagnetizing and testing everything. Plays and records perfectly, AGAIN, records at 0dB down, yes, that's a ZERO! Both original feet / skids intact and perfect (these are commonly broken / missing)

Includes a pdf / 'e-copy' download of the Pioneer RT-909 Owners manual, and if desired, a copy of the Pioneer RT-909 Service manual.  Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty.

(NAB Hubs, Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately depending on stock levels. Also unit does not have the 'voltage selector' shown in photos)

PIONEER RT-909 Reel to Reel Tape Deck
Cond. 8.5+++
SOLD 1/19/16
SHIPPED TO CALIFORNIA

(C) R.R.

WITH A PAIR OF NAB HUBS (TEAC) AND ONE 10.5" METAL PIONEER TAKE-UP REEL!!!

 
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NEW LISTING 1/7/17
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PIONEER OPEN REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER
 1/4" STEREO TAPE DECK
PIONEER RT-909 / RT909 REEL TAPE DECK
#...9716
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
  2-SPEED / 3 HEAD
AUTO-REVERSE
 5" / 7" / 10.5" REEL CAPACITY
  Circa 1979-84
MIJ
SOLD 2/18/17
SHIPPED TO INDIANA

  Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.

  We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals and electronics of this unit.

  Entire transport was disassembled down to the chassis, and every mechanical part was cleaned, re-lubed and reassembled.

 Pinch-roller Lift Mechanism completely disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed (requires pulling head block, and Meter CB, once entire front face panel is removed)

 PR mechanism solenoid mounts adjusted

 Capstans / flywheels removed, bushings and axels cleaned and re-lubed

 Capstans burnished

  Rubber pinch rollers have been replaced with FRESH units

  Brand new drive belt installed

 Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

  Power supply CB adjusted to correct 15.1VDC which enables best performance from Cap motor, Playback and Record amp circuits

  Back tension adjusted on both reel motors.

  All three motors test perfectly. Following above adjustments, Reel Start and Stop tested at beginning, middle and end of 7" and 10.5" tapes

  Brakes adjusted on fast wind modes on both 7.5 and fully loaded 10.5 reels from top speed.


  Internal pots, switches and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

 We adjusted the 'Blue Fluorescent' VU meters electronically w/ factory test tone tapes, as well as the internal playback levels for both directions independently and record levels.

 Deck has been fully calibrated to factory manual specs, tested, and found to perform like new in all categories.

  Both spindles in perfect alignment.

  We also adjusted the reel table heights.

  While the heads do have some visible wear (generally expected on a 30+ year old deck) they perform great (see test results below), with lots of performance left in them.

  BOTH direction Playback and Record Head alignment / azimuth was adjusted for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope.

 Both internal speed pots adjusted to 100% accuracy on 3.75ips and 7.5ips speeds  independently (with pitch control zero'd) (meaning that our 'verified' 1000Hz test tape now plays back at 1000Hz +/- 1Hz w/ pitch control at 12:00 position).

 Following bench time this unit now Records at +/-0dB on High Bias Chrome tape @ 1kHz. Heres how it tested with the following frequencies;
50Hz = -1dB, 100Hz= -1dB, 500Hz= -1dB, 1kHz= 0dB, 8kHz= -1dB, 10kHz= -3dB and 15kHz= -5dB. Pretty good numbers for a 35 year old classic!


 Floor noise measured at >-60dBm

 This Pioneer RT-909 functions, plays, and records perfectly (and we really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded / factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy).  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 13+ hours).

Face is made of beautiful brushed aluminum and is in great condition and has never been rack mounted. Deck looks and works great! 
____________________________

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to the page (the second to last one went in my personal rack).

Pioneer RT-909 Features include:


HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

Pioneer RT-909 Specifications:

Heads: 4 (record, erase, fwd-play, rev-play)
1 Hard 'Permalloy' Recording Head 
1 Ferrite Erase Head 
1 Hard 'Permalloy' forward Playback Head 
1 Hard 'Permalloy' reverse Playback Head

Motors: Capstan drive motor; 1 (FG servo DC motor)
Reel base drive motors; 2 (6-pole inner rotor special induction type)
Tape Speed:
19cm/s (7-1/2ips), 9.5cm/s (3-3/4ips) 0.5%
Wow and flutter:
< xx% WRMS (19cm/s)


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< xx% WRMS (9.5cm/s)
Signal to noise ratio:
>xdB
THD:
<x% @ 19cms
Frequency response:
@ 19cm/s  2xx
Crosstalk:
>xxdB
Channel separation:
>xxdB
Erasing coefficient:
>xxdB
Recording bias Frequency:
125kHz
Pitch-control:
+/- 6%
2 VU-meters:
dB (-30 to +8)
Input Sensitivity (Minimum / Maximum allowable level / impedance):
Mic x 2xxx
Output Level Reference / Maximum:
Line; xxmV / x0k

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Headphones; xxmV / 8 , 1/4" / 6mm diam. jack
Fast Wind Time w/ 720m Tape & 10.5" reel:
Less than xx0 sec.


As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning, lubing, adjusting, demagnetizing and testing everything. Plays and records perfectly, AGAIN, following our tech time, unit records at 0dB @ 1kHz, yes, that's a ZERO! Both original feet / skids intact and perfect (these are commonly broken / missing)

Thick & solid brushed aluminum face plate in LIKE NEW condition and has never been 'racked' so no rack screw rack rash / marks! Case also in excellent condition.

These are great machines. I have had one myself for a few years (this one WAY OUTPERFORMS my personal unit. Need to get our tech to do mine). It's a blast to put on a BIG 10.5" reel with Pink Floyds, "Dark Side of the Moon". Even though it was designed for the consumer market, many were and are in use in schools, universities, libraries, clubs, etc. I worked at a Sheraton Inn in the late 70's and early 80's, and we had two in the DJ booth, that supplied foreground music from about 11AM till the DJ showed up at about 9PM, 7 days a week!
Includes a pdf / 'e-copy' download of the Pioneer RT-909 Owners manual, and if desired, a copy of the Pioneer RT-909 Service manual. Measures 19" wide x 11.5" deep x 13.5" high and weighs 46 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty.

(unit does not have the 'voltage selector' shown in photos)

PIONEER RT-909 Reel to Reel Tape Deck
Cond. 9

SOLD 2/18/17
SHIPPED TO INDIANA


WITH A PAIR OF ORIGINAL PIONEER NAB HUBS AND ONE 10.5" METAL PIONEER TAKE-UP REEL!!!

 
 (Above text property of www.oaktreevintage.com / Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. See 'Copyright Information' page for details)
 

 

   


NEW LISTING 9/28/05

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PIONEER
MODEL RT-1011L
SOLD 10/4/05

10.5" & 7" REEL
 4-TRACK / 2 CHANNEL STEREO

3-HEAD / 2-SPEED / 3-MOTOR
REEL TO REEL R2R
1/4" TAPE DECK

 

 

    

NEW LISTING 4/3/09

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PIONEER

REEL TO REEL  

TAPE DECK

            RT-1011L  
RT
1011L 
    #...8392    
4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL STEREO

3-HEAD / 3-MOTOR
2-SPEED
1/4" X 7" OR 10.5" REEL SIZE

  Circa 19
74-79
SOLD 4/13/09

 

 

 

         

NEW LISTING 6/11/17
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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE
PIONEER REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
PIONEER RT-1011L

#...4952
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL STEREO
 3-HEAD / 3-MOTOR
 2-SPEED
1/4" X 3", 5",  7" OR 10.5" REEL SIZE
Circa 1974-79

SOLD 6/19/17
SHIPPED TO RHODE ISLAND


   Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.

  We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals and electronics of this unit.

 Entire transport was disassembled down to the chassis, and every mechanical part was disassembled, cleaned, re-lubed and reassembled

 Tape Tension arms disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed, and their springs adjusted and had fresh 500,000 grade silicone lube gel applied

 pinch-roller mechanism completely disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed

 PR mechanism solenoid mounts adjusted

 Capstan drive flywheels removed, bushings and axels cleaned and re-lubed and flywheels burnished

 Capstans cleaned and burnished burnished

 Rubber pinch roller removed and re-conditioned

 MAIN drive belt reconditioned and re-installed

 Brand new counter belt installed

 Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

 Brakes adjusted on fast wind modes also (optimized for 10.5" tape.)

 Back tension adjusted on both reel motors.

 All three motors test perfectly. Following above adjustments, Reel Start and Stop tested at beginning, middle and end of 10.5" tapes

 Internal pots, switches and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function (initially, of course, had typical static / noise which is to be expected in an 'un-serviced' deck after 35+ years).

 We adjusted the VU meters mechanically and electronically w/ factory test tone tapes, as well as the internal playback levels for both directions independently and record levels.

 Both spindles in perfect alignment.

 We also adjusted the reel table heights.

 Heads in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them.

 Playback and Record Head alignment / azimuth was adjusted for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope. Checked at 1kHz, 10kHz and 15kHz

 Speed tested to 99.0% accuracy following refurb (meaning that our 'verified' 1000Hz test tape now plays back at 1010Hz).
 
 Records decently at 0dB (yes, that's ZERO) on Maxell, UD High Bias tape at 1kHz.

 Floor noise measured at >-60dB w/ blank tape, L&R

 This Pioneer RT-1011L functions, plays, and records VERY WELL (and we really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded / factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy).  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 14 hours).

Face is beautiful, brushed, Stainless Steel and case is in great condition. Deck looks and works great! 

The
Pioneer RT-1011L  Stereo Reel to Reel tape deck. Ready to GO! This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. If you're looking for a reel to reel deck to "actually use" here you go. Only about 25 % of the used Reel decks out there can be "practically" restored to working order. This one made it through with flying colors after about 14 hours of bench time.
The deck tests great! Looks and sounds great too! We have completely gone through it. Will play 7" & 10.5" reels.
 
(Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 12 hours). Face is made of beautiful brushed stainless, and is in great condition with no reel scuff. Deck looks and performs great! 
 ____________________________

 
 Super clean and..

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, Pioneer RT-1011L R2R deck! Just serviced and ready to GO! This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. ...

HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

..
Only about 30-50% of the used Reel decks out there can be "practically" restored to working order. This one made it through with flying colors. Looks and sounds great too! We have completely gone through it. Will play or record 7" or 10.5"  reels.

Pioneer RT-1011L Features include:
  
  
- 4-...

HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

 

  Pioneer RT-1011L Specifications:

Track system: 4-track, 4-channel/2-channel stereo tape deck
Number of Motors: x


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Transport Control Type: xx
Tape Speeds:
xx
Heads: xx
Frequexncy response: xHz to xxHz ( xdB at 7-1/2 ips) with normal tape. (Chrome tape gives even better performance)
Signxal to Noise Ratio: > xxdB
Chaxnnel Sxeparation / Crosstalk: >xxdB
Output Level: xxmV @ 0dB on VU meters
Maximxum Reel capacity: 10.5 reel
Tape speed: 19cm/s (7-1/2 ips & 9.5 cm/s (3-3/4 ips)
Wow & Flutter: xx% at 7-1/2ips
Micrxophonex input impexdance: xk Ohms
Fast Wixnd speed: ~xsecs for 1200 feet on 7" reel

As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning, lubing, adjusting, demagnetizing and testing everything. Plays and records VERY WELL! Wood grain, vinyl wrapped side panels & Brushed stainless steel face all in great shape as well as all the original knobs and switch caps.  They don't come in often and of the hundred or so decks in line for restoration, there's only a couple more currently if that gives you an idea of the 10.5" to 7" ratio. Measures 17.5" wide x 17" tall x 9" (from tip of back feet-tip of hubs) deep and weighs 47 lbs unpacked. Comes with an 'e-copy' / pdf download of the Pioneer RT-1011L owners / operations manual, service manual and original brochure if purchaser so desires Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. (Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately if you need them)
 PIONEER RT-1011L
Cond. 8.5

SOLD 6/19/17
SHIPPED TO RHODE ISLAND


 
 (Above text property of www.oaktreevintage.com / Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. See 'Copyright Information' page for details)

 
 

         

NEW LISTING 4/8/17
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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE
PIONEER REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
PIONEER RT-1011L

#...9008
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL STEREO
 3-HEAD / 3-MOTOR
 2-SPEED
1/4" X 3", 5",  7" OR 10.5" REEL SIZE
Circa 1974-79


SOLD 5/19/17
SHIPPED TO  CANADA

   Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.

  We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals and electronics of this unit.

 Entire transport was disassembled down to the chassis, and every mechanical part was disassembled, cleaned, re-lubed and reassembled

 Tape Tension arms disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed, and their springs adjusted and had fresh 500,000 grade silicone lube gel applied

 pinch-roller mechanism completely disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed

 PR mechanism solenoid mounts adjusted

 Capstans / flywheels removed, bushings and axels cleaned and re-lubed and flywheels burnished (see photos above)

 Capstans burnished

 Rubber pinch roller removed and re-conditioned

 MAIN drive belt reconditioned and re-installed

 Brand new counter belt installed

 Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

 Brakes adjusted on fast wind modes also (optimized for 10.5" tape.)

 Back tension adjusted on both reel motors.

 All three motors test perfectly. Following above adjustments, Reel Start and Stop tested at beginning, middle and end of 10.5" tapes

 Internal pots, switches and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function (initially, of course, had typical static / noise which is to be expected in an 'un-serviced' deck after 35+ years).

 We adjusted the VU meters mechanically and electronically w/ factory test tone tapes, as well as the internal playback levels for both directions independently and record levels.

 Both spindles in perfect alignment.

 We also adjusted the reel table heights.

 Heads in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them.

 Playback and Record Head alignment / azimuth was adjusted for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope.

 Speed tested to 99.0% accuracy following refurb (meaning that our 'verified' 1000Hz test tape now plays back at 1010Hz).
 
 Records decently at -5dB on Maxell, UD High Bias tape at 1kHz.

 Floor noise measured at >-60dB w/ blank tape, L&R

 This Pioneer RT-1011L functions, plays, and records VERY WELL (and we really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded / factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy).  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 11 hours).

Face is beautiful, brushed, Stainless Steel and case is in great condition. Deck looks NEW and works great! 

The
Pioneer RT-1011L  Stereo Reel to Reel tape deck. Ready to GO! This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Great performer. If you're looking for a reel to reel deck to "actually use" here you go. Only about 30-50% of the used Reel decks out there can be "practically" restored to working order. This one made it through with flying colors after about 11.5 hours of bench time.
The deck tests great! Looks and sounds great too! We have completely gone through it. Will play 7" & 10.5" reels.
 
(Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 11-12 hours). Face is made of beautiful brushed stainless, and is in great condition with no reel scuff. Deck looks and performs great! 
 

 ____________________________
 
 Super clean and..

HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

, Pioneer RT-1011L R2R deck! Just serviced and ready to GO! This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. ...

HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

..
Only about 30-50% of the used Reel decks out there can be "practically" restored to working order. This one made it through with flying colors. Looks and sounds great too! We have completely gone through it. Will play or record 7" or 10.5"  reels.

Pioneer RT-1011L Features include:
  
  
- 4-...

HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

 

  Pioneer RT-1011L Specifications:

Track system: 4-track, 4-channel/2-channel stereo tape deck
Number of Motors: x


HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?


Transport Control Type: xx
Tape Speeds:
xx
Heads: xx
Frequexncy response: xHz to xxHz ( xdB at 7-1/2 ips) with normal tape. (Chrome tape gives even better performance)
Signxal to Noise Ratio: > xxdB
Chaxnnel Sxeparation / Crosstalk: >xxdB
Output Level: xxmV @ 0dB on VU meters
Maximxum Reel capacity: 10.5 reel
Tape speed: 19cm/s (7-1/2 ips & 9.5 cm/s (3-3/4 ips)
Wow & Flutter: xx% at 7-1/2ips
Micrxophonex input impexdance: xk Ohms
Fast Wixnd speed: ~xsecs for 1200 feet on 7" reel

As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning, lubing, adjusting, demagnetizing and testing everything. Plays and records VERY WELL! Wood grain, vinyl wrapped side panels & Brushed stainless steel face all in great shape as well as all the original knobs and switch caps.  They don't come in often and of the hundred or so decks in line for restoration, there's only a couple more currently if that gives you an idea of the 10.5" to 7" ratio. Measures 17.5" wide x 17" tall x 9" (from tip of back feet-tip of hubs) deep and weighs 47 lbs unpacked. Comes with an 'e-copy' / pdf download of the Pioneer RT-1011L owners / operations manual, service manual and original brochure if purchaser so desires Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. (Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately if you need them)
 PIONEER RT-1011LCond. 8.5

SOLD 5/19/17
SHIPPED TO CANADA


 
 (Above text property of www.oaktreevintage.com / Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. See 'Copyright Information' page for details)

 

   
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PIONEER
MODEL RT-1020L 

SOLD

 
    

NEW LISTING 3/19/09
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PIONEER

REEL TO REEL  

TAPE DECK

            RT-1020L  
RT
1020L 
    #...0107    
4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL & 4-CHANNEL

STEREO / QUADRAPHONIC
3-HEAD / 3-MOTOR
2-SPEED
1/4" X 7" OR 10.5" REEL SIZE

  "
WORLD AC POWER"
  Circa 19
74-78
SOLD 3/19/09

 


 
  

    

NEW LISTING 10/28/16
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PIONEER REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
PIONEER RT-1020L
#...1748
4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL & 4-CHANNEL
STEREO / QUADRAPHONIC
3-HEAD / 3-MOTOR
2-SPEED
1/4" X 7" OR 10.5" REEL SIZE
"WORLD AC POWER"
  Circa 1974-78

SOLD 10/29/16
SHIPPED TO WYOMING

  Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.

  We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals and electronics of this unit.

  Entire transport was disassembled down to the chassis, and every mechanical part was disassembled, cleaned, re-lubed and reassembled.

 pinch-roller mechanism completely disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed,

 PR mechanism solenoid mounts adjusted

 Capstans / flywheels removed, bushings and axels cleaned and re-lubed

 Capstans burnished

   Rubber pinch rollers have been cleaned and re-conditioned

  Brand new MAIN drive belt installed

 Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

 Brakes adjusted on fast wind modes also.

 Back tension adjusted on both reel motors.

 All three motors test perfectly. Following above adjustments, Reel Start and Stop tested at beginning, middle and end of 7" and 10.5" tapes

 Internal pots, switches and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

 We adjusted the VU meters mechanically and electronically w/ factory test tone tapes, as well as the internal playback levels for both directions independently and record levels.

 Deck has been fully calibrated as close to factory manual specs as practical, tested, and found to perform well in all categories

 Both spindles in perfect alignment.

 We also adjusted the reel table heights.

 Heads in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them.

  BOTH direction Playback and Record Head alignment / azimuth was adjusted for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope.

 Speed measured @ 98% accurate

 Records decently at approx -10dB on High Bias Chrome tape at 1kHz & approx -8dB on Normal Bias Chrome tape at 1kHz.

 This Pioneer RT-1020L functions, plays, and records very well (and we really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded / factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy).  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 12 hours).

Face is made of beautiful brushed aluminum and case is in great condition. Deck looks NEW and works great! 

I have one of these in my personal collection (although mine isn't in refurbished condition yet like this one). Ready to GO! This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Great performer. If you're looking for a reel to reel deck to "actually use" here you go. Only about 25 % of the used Reel decks out there can be "practically" restored to working order. This one made it through with flying colors.

The deck tests great! Looks and sounds great too! We have completely gone through it. Will play 3", 5", 7" & 10.5" reels (10.5" reels require optional NAB hub adaptors that we generally have available at their additional cost).

____________________________

Looks great & is "Ready-to-go"! The very sought after Pioneer RT-1020L Stereo Reel to Reel tape deck. Will play / record stereo 1/4" tapes on reels up to 10.5". This model is very unique in that it will...
HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?
Here's a link to some original a website with some original, brochure info: http://stereonomono.blogspot.com/2011/11/pioneer-rt-1020l-1973.html

This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Great performer. If you're looking for a reel to reel deck to "actually use" here you go. Only about 25% of the used Reel decks out there can be "practically" restored to working order. This one made it through and all functions test great! Looks and sounds great too! We have completely gone through it. 
Pioneer RT-1020L Features include:


-  4-Track 2 or 4 Channel playback and 2-Channel recording
- 3 Heads for instant monitoring of tape levels while recording
- Handles up to 10.5" reels!
- 3 Motors for trouble free performance (has a lot to do with it still being a viable piece of gear due to fewer rubber parts)
- Dual speeds at 7.5 ips / 19cms and 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms
- IC logic tape transport for control
- Separate & dual mic and line level controls
- Dual 1/4" front mounted mic inputs
- Source / Monitor selector
- Independent L & R record enable switches for doing "S-O-S / sound-on-sound"
- Left & Right output level controls
- Dual analog VU level meters that are selectable for either Front or Rear channels
- Triple position tape type selector
- Dual position tape EQ selector
- Spring loaded tape hub spindles (no need for rubber reel retainers)
- End of tape shut off / Auto-Stop function
- Dual front mounted 1/4" Microphone inputs
- Variable output level controls for each channel 
- Mechanical Tape Counter
- Both RCA & DIN I/O's 

Pioneer RT-1020L Original Specifications as follows:

Heads: 3 (2-channel erase, 4-Channel play and 2-Channel Record)
Number of Motors: 1 xx
Drive to Capstan: xxx
Tape Speeds: 7.5 ips / 19cms and 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms
Wow and flutter: 0xx% DIN @ 7.5ips

HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

Signal to noise ratio:
>xxdB w/ Normal Bias Tape
Frequency response: 7-1/2 ips: xxHz to xxkHz w/ Normal Bias tape
Crosstalk: > xxdB.
Channel separation: > xxdB
Output Level: xxmV @ 0dB on VU meters


HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

Microphone Input Impedance: xxK Ohms
Fast Wind Time: xx secs w/ 7", 1200' reels

As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning, lubing, adjusting, demagnetizing and testing everything. Plays and records well! Only cosmetic issue worth mentioning is some light scuffs / striations on the small knob. We don't get many decks capable of 10.5" reels, and when we do have one refurbished, they don't hang around long.
Comes with an 'e-copy' / pdf download of the Pioneer RT-1020L owners / operations manual and service manual if the purchaser so desires.
All of our restored / refurbished reel to reel decks come with a 7", plastic take-up reel, a 'known good' 7" tape for initial testing of playback, and a 7" tape you can record onto, all to assist you in becoming familiar with the operation / function of your new reel to reel tape deck.
Measures 17.5" wide x 17" tall x 9" (from tip of back feet-tip of hubs) deep and weighs 47 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. (Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately if you need them)
PIONEER RT-1020L
Cond. 8.5
+

SOLD 10/29/16
SHIPPED TO WYOMING


 
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NEW LISTING 4/8/17
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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE
PIONEER REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
PIONEER RT-1020L
#...4629
4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL & 4-CHANNEL
STEREO / QUADRAPHONIC
3-HEAD / 3-MOTOR
2-SPEED
1/4" X 3", 5",  7" OR 10.5" REEL SIZE
"WORLD AC POWER"
  Circa 1974-78

Cond. 8

SOLD 5/15/17
SHIPPED TO TENNESSEE


 
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NEW LISTING 7/13/19
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RESTORED / REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
VINTAGE
PIONEER REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
PIONEER RT-1020L
#...4281
4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL & 4-CHANNEL 'PRO' TAPES
STEREO / QUADRAPHONIC
3-HEAD / 3-MOTOR
2-SPEED
10.5" 'THE BIG ONE'S'
& 7" and / or
*SMALLER REEL SIZE

  Circa 1974-78

 SOLD 8/15/19
SHIPPED
TO WILLIAM IN OHIO

Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.
(in-fact we had both of our Senior Techs go thru it, one after the other, just to make sure we had 'all the "i's" dotted and all the "T's" crossed)

Entire transport was disassembled down to the chassis, and every mechanical part was disassembled, cleaned, re-lubed and reassembled.

We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals and electronics of this unit.

Entire transport was disassembled down to the chassis, and every mechanical part was disassembled, cleaned, re-lubed and reassembled.

One of the reel spindles had been 're-built' when this came in to us. It had 'run-out' (wobble) when utilizing 10.5" reels. We noticed there was a 'hair-line' crack on the reel table spindle that was not solid enough. We replaced the entire spindle / reel table with an OEM (original Pioneer) part (taken from one of my personal decks). Now large reels run 'true' with no excess vibration / wobble.

pinch-roller mechanism completely disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed,

PR mechanism solenoid mounts adjusted

'Shut-off' arm removed, disassembled, had bushing and axle cleaned and re-lubed.

Tape Lifter arms rotated to 'like new' section / area

Capstans / flywheels removed, bushings and axels cleaned and re-lubed w/ 80/90 wt.

Capstans burnished

Rubber pinch rollers have been cleaned and re-conditioned

Brand new MAIN drive belt installed (#42-3030)

Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

Brakes adjusted on fast wind modes also (optimized for 10.5" reels, but works great for 7" as well*). .

Back tension adjusted on both reel motors (optimized for 10.5" reels, but works great for 7" as well*).

All three motors test perfectly. Following above adjustments, Reel Start and Stop tested at beginning, middle and end of 7" and 10.5" tapes

Internal pots, switches and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

Both spindles in perfect alignment.

We also adjusted the reel table heights.

Heads in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them.

BOTH direction Playback and Record Head alignment / azimuth was adjusted for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope.

Speed measured @ 98.5% accurate (meaning that a 1000Hz tape plays back at 1015Hz.)

We adjusted the VU meters mechanically and electronically w/ factory test tone tapes, as well as the internal playback levels for both directions independently and record levels.

Deck has been fully calibrated as close to factory manual specs as practical, tested, and found to perform well in all categories

Internal Record levels adjusted with proper, factory alignment / test tapes

Record Bias adjusted internally, and optimized for Ampex GM 456 tape

Records GREAT at approx 0dB on Maxell UD XL-II tape with the following results all recorded at 0 (Zero) dB;
100Hz=0dB
500Hz=0dB
1000Hz=0dB
5000Hz=0dB
10,000Hz=-0.5dB
15,000Hz=-1.5dB
20,000Hz=-6dB




Floor noise measured at >-60dB w/ blank tape, L&R

This Pioneer RT-1020L functions, plays, and records very well (and we really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded / factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy).  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 13 hours).

Face is made of brushed stainless steel, aluminum and 'real walnut wood veneer' case is in great condition. Deck looks, works and sounds great! 

I have one of these in my personal collection (although mine isn't in refurbished condition yet like this one). Ready to GO! This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Great performer. If you're looking for a reel to reel deck to "actually use" here you go. Only about 25 % of the used Reel decks out there can be "practically" restored to working order. This one made it through with flying colors.

The deck tests great! Looks and sounds great too! We have completely gone through it. Will play 5", 7" & 10.5" reels (10.5" reels require optional NAB hub adaptors that we generally have available at their additional cost).
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Looks great & following above service, is "Ready-to-go"! The very sought after Pioneer RT-1020L Stereo Reel to Reel tape deck. Will play / record stereo 1/4" tapes on reels up to 10.5". This model is very unique in that it will not only play standard consumer 4-track / 2-channel tapes, but also will play 4-channel "quadraphonic" tapes and ALSO 4-Track / 4-Channel "Pro-Multi-Track" tapes made from such decks as the Tascam 2340 or 3440!
Here's a link to some original a website with some original, brochure info:
http://stereonomono.blogspot.com/2011/11/pioneer-rt-1020l-1973.html

This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Great performer. If you're looking for a reel to reel deck to "actually use" here you go. Only about 25% of the used Reel decks out there can be "practically" restored to working order. This one made it through and all functions test great! Looks and sounds great too! We have completely gone through it. 

Pioneer RT-1020L Features include:


-  4-Track 2 or 4 Channel playback and 2-Channel recording
- 3 Heads for instant monitoring of tape levels while recording
- Handles up to 10.5" reels!
- 3 Motors for trouble free performance (has a lot to do with it still being a viable piece of gear due to fewer rubber parts)

- DURABLE AC powered capstan motor (lasts decades longer than DC capstan motors of the 'later' models)

- Dual speeds at 7.5 ips / 19cms and 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms
- IC logic tape transport for control
- Separate & dual mic and line level controls
- Dual 1/4" front mounted mic inputs
- Source / Monitor selector
- Independent L & R record enable switches for doing "S-O-S / sound-on-sound"
- Left & Right output level controls
- Dual analog VU level meters that are selectable for either Front or Rear channels
- Triple position tape type selector
- Dual position tape EQ selector
- Spring loaded tape hub spindles (no need for rubber reel retainers)
- End of tape shut off / Auto-Stop function
- Dual front mounted 1/4" Microphone inputs
- Variable output level controls for each channel 
- Mechanical Tape Counter
- Both RCA & DIN I/O's 

Pioneer RT-1020L Original Specifications as follows:

Heads: 3 (2-channel erase, 4-Channel play and 2-Channel Record)
Number of Motors: 1 Hysteresis Synchronous Capstan and 2 Reel motors
Drive to Capstan: Belt to heavy flywheel
Tape Speeds: 7.5 ips / 19cms and 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms
Wow and flutter: 0.08% DIN @ 7.5ips
Signal to noise ratio:
>55dB w/ Normal Bias Tape
Frequency response: 7-1/2 ips: 40Hz to 20kHz w/ Normal Bias tape
Crosstalk: >60dB.
Channel separation: >50dB
Output Level: 316mV @ 0dB on VU meters
Microphone Input Impedance: 20K Ohms
Fast Wind Time: 90 secs w/ 7", 1200' reels

As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning, lubing, adjusting, demagnetizing and testing everything. Plays and records well! We don't get as many decks capable of 10.5" reels as 7", and when we do have one refurbished, they don't hang around long.
Note from our Senior tech, "Designed to be serviceable...Well built internally".
Comes with an 'e-copy' / pdf download of the Pioneer RT-1020L owners / operations manual and service manual if the purchaser so desires.
Cosmetically, there's only a couple issues worth mentioning, ie; a couple dings along the front edges of the wood, veneer cabinet (see photos above).
All of our restored / refurbished reel to reel decks come with a 7", plastic take-up reel, a 'known good' 7" tape for initial testing of playback, and a 7" tape you can record onto, all to assist you in becoming familiar with the operation / function of your new reel to reel tape deck.
Measures 17.5" wide x 17" tall x 9" (from tip of back feet-tip of hubs) deep and weighs 47 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. (Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately if you need them)
PIONEER RT-1020L
Cond. 8
.5++
(Cons. M.H.)
 SOLD 8/15/19
SHIPPED
TO WILLIAM IN OHIO

 
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NEW LISTING

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PIONEER
MODEL RT-1050
MASTERING DECK

HALF (1/2)-TRACK STEREO / 2-CHANNEL or 4-TRACK / 2 CHANNEL STEREO*
3-HEAD / 2-SPEED / 3-MOTOR
REEL TO REEL R2R
1/4" TAPE DECK
(Play-back only)

Circa 1
970's

SOLD 10/18/05

 

 

        

    

NEW LISTING / REVISED
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VINTAGE PIONEER REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
PIONEER RTU-11/2T / TAU-11 / RT-2022 'MASTERING DECK'
#...2021 (transport) / 0437 (Rec/PB amp)
2-TRACK ('HALF TRACK') 2-CHANNEL STEREO MASTERING DECK
3-HEAD / 2-SPEED / 3-MOTOR
10.5" REELS OR SMALLER
'MASTERING' R2R 1/4" TAPE DECK
MIJ
Circa 1977-79
SOLD
SHIPPED TO DAN IN CALIFORNIA

  Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.

  We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals and electronics of this unit (and this was a BIG project as it's a VERY complex deck.

 Broken motor mount transport screws replaced (this alone, required a total strip down to chassis)

 Transport mechanisms disassembled, cleaned, lubed w/ 'SuperLube', silicone based gel and light machine oil as necessary and reassembled

 Tape Tension arms disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed, and their springs adjusted and had fresh 500,000 grade silicone lube gel applied

 pinch-roller mechanism completely disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed.

 Capstan / flywheel removed, cleaned bushings and axels cleaned and re-lubed. Flywheel surface burnished.

 Rubber pinch rollers removed, re-surfaced, conditioned and re-installed with fresh lubricant

 Fresh, new 'Main' and 'Counter' belts installed.

 Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

 Brakes adjusted on fast wind modes also (optimized for 7" & 10.5" tape.)

 Back tension checked / adjusted on both reel motors.

 All three motors test perfectly. Following above adjustments, Reel Start and Stop tested at beginning, middle and end of 7" & 10.5" tapes (VERY QUICK 'FAST WIND' ON THIS ONE)

 All pots, switches and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function

 We adjusted the VU meters mechanically for correct 'resting position' and electronically w/ factory test tone tapes, as well as the internal playback and record levels.

 Both spindles in perfect alignment.

 We also checked / adjusted the reel table heights.

 Heads in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them

 Following initial testing after re-assembly, we decided to address the commonly 'above average motor noise' in the TAU-11. We added additional rubber shock mounting on the motor in 'strategic locations', and on the advice of an engineer, replaced the 'Start / Run' capacitor. Replacing the 'cap' had no effect, but adding extra 'shock mounting' did have an effect on reducing the ambient, mechanical, motor noise. Adding damping to reel brake mechanisms also further reduced mechanical noise over original design. We also lubed the 'pinion shaft' on the counter to further reduce noise on 'fast wind'.

 Playback and Record Head alignment / azimuth was adjusted for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope.

 Speed tested to 98.5+% accuracy following refurb (meaning that our 'verified' 1000Hz test tape now plays back at 1015 +/- 1Hz. Very close to perfect).
 
 Adjusted to record AMAZINGLY WELL at 0dB both with full bandwidth Pink-Noise, then 1kHz test and in 'Real World' use w/ 'mixed DDD CD' signals. (Tested with Maxell UDXL Tape (bias set to 'Fixed' and EQ set to NAB-LH) ).

 Floor noise measured at >-60dBm w/ blank tape, L&R

 Following refurb / service mechanicals tested for 'play torque' at beginning and end of largest size reels, as well as 'Fast wind torque' and 'braking tension' in both FF and REW, at beginning, middle and end of tapes. In other words, every combination of transport function was tested and passed.

 This Pioneer RT-2022 / RTU-11 / TAU-11 functions, plays, and records VERY WELL (and we really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded / factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy).  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 20+ hours).

This is an amazing deck for both recording or playback, again of 'Half-Track / 2-Track' tapes for speeds of 7.5ips or 15ips. Following refurbishment, the deck looks and works great and sounds amazing!!


The Pioneer TAU-11 / RTU-11 / RT-2022 Stereo Reel to Reel tape deck. Ready to GO! First one of these we've had in 24+ years of dealing in vintage audio (including many of all the other Pioneer Reel to Reel decks. This is one of the few reel to reel decks we get in that make it to our finished page. Following our refurb / bench time it's now an AMAZING performer (Check the 'recording test results' above and the 'specs' in larger text below). If you're looking for a reel to reel deck to "actually use" here you go. Only about 25% of the used Reel decks out there can be "practically" restored to working order. This one made it through with flying colors after about 20 hours of bench time.

The deck tests great! Cosmetically it's in good condition, with a few minor veneer peels / chips to the rear corners of the road case (see separate photo collage above). Looks decent and sounds great ! We have completely gone through it. Will play up to 10.5" reels.

Pioneer RT-2022 / RTU-11 / TAU-11 Features include:

- Half-Track / 2-Track / 2-Channel Stereo head stack / tape format
- 3 Heads for instant monitoring of tape levels while recording
- 10.5" Max Reel Capacity (The BIG Reels!)
- Built-in Test Tone Oscillator for Bias, Recording Level / Tape Type adjustments and decisions and head adjustments (1kHz and 10kHz generator) (there is also a front located, output jack to route test oscillator to another use)
- Fixed or Completely variable Bias adjustment (owners manual includes a chart with suggested Bias settings for most contemporary tape types / brands / models, but I prefer to do it 'by ear')
- Completely variable Playback Tape EQ adjustment (owners manual includes a chart with suggested EQ settings for most contemporary tape types / brands / models, but I prefer to do it 'by ear')
- 3 Motors (means less 'Rube Goldberg' mechanisms inside like many R2R's)

- DURABLE AC powered capstan motor (lasts decades longer than DC capstan motors of the 'later' models)

- IC logic tape transport for "Touch" control
- Dual speeds at 15ips / 38cms & 7.5 ips / 19cms
- Sound-on-Sound / Sound-with-Sound / Duet recording capable
- Cue Lever for lifting tape away from head in Fast Wind modes or for moving tape close enough to head to monitor fast wind progress

- Input (Source) / Repro (Monitor) selector independently for each channel
- Output level control for each channel
- Dual analog VU level meters

- Analog
Tape Counter
- Spring loaded reel spindles (no need for 'rubber stoppers / reel clamps')
- RCA Line I/O's for all channels
- Dual Microphone inputs with separate L&R, 20dB attenuators

- Portable (as it's in a case with detachable lids / covers and a top located carry handle)

- Accessory connectors for optional Pioneer Remote control


As stated earlier we have completely gone through it cleaning heads and all else, lubing, adjusting, reconditioning pinch rollers and other rubber parts, demagnetizing heads and entire transport and testing everything. Additionally after first round of restoration, we further added rubber isolation to motor mounts.
Tape speed tested and resulted in 98.5% accuracy using a 1000 Hz test tape. Plays and records Exceptionally well (and we really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed CD material and CD test tones looking for correct head Azimuth, tape speed accuracy and making test recordings. Again, check the 'test results' listed above). Pinch rollers and heads all in GREAT condition!!! Very clean and GREAT! 

Pioneer RT-2022 / RTU-11/2T / TAU-11 Specs / Specifications from the owners manual as follows:

Head / Head-stack Format: 3 heads, inline (2-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system) Ferrite Erase and 'Permalloy' Record and Playback heads
Track Format: 2-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system
Motors: 3X. Capstan motor: 4/8 pole, large size Hysteresis synchronous. Reel motors: 6-pole, inner rotor induction
Reel Size: Acceptable 7 & 10.5" (3" & 5 reels may not brake correctly as deck is optimized for 7-10.5" reels)
Tape Speeds: 15 ips / 38cms & 7.5 ips / 19cms
Frequency Response w/ 'High Bias' Tape:
30-28,000 Hz @ 15ips.
40-20,000 Hz @ 7 1/2ips.
Wow and Flutter: 0.04% @ 15 ips
S/N ratio: >60dB IEC (over 5kHz)
THD: >0.8%
Bias Frequency:
125kHz in 'Fixed' position (Factory biased for Scotch #206)
VU Meters
; -40dB to +6dB VU range

Line Input
(AUX input): Min / Max Sensitivity 34mV - 25V / Impedance 100kΩ
Mic Input
: Sensitivity 0.11mV-100mV / Impedance 100kΩ
Outputs: Line level Reference to Max = 450mV-930mV
Test Oscillator: 1kHz for Bias Adjustment and 10kHz for Head Azimuth adjustment

Fast Wind Time: VERY FAST @ 110 sec for 2400'

Original Pioneer Test Conditions:
1. Reference Tape: Scotch #206
2. Reference recording level: meter 0dB
3. Reference Signal: 1000Hz
4. Wow & Flutter: w/ 3kHz tape
5. Freq response: measured at -10dB @ 38cms and -20dB level @ 19cms
6. S/N: measured @ +6dB level
7. THD: measured @ reference recording
8. reference output level: meter @ 0dB


This is a GREAT looking deck with UNBELIEVABLE PERFORMANCE. Probably the best sounding deck I've had the pleasure to audition due to the built in oscillator, fine bias and variable EQ alone
Again, as mentioned earlier, cosmetically it's in good condition, with a few minor vinyl peels / chips to the rear corners of the road case (see separate photo collage above).
 
This was Pioneers most 'Top of the Line' deck they ever did (yes, considerably above the RT-909), and was designed to offer the 'best recording' capabilities. As an additional possible bonus down the road, with the addition of another TAU-11 Rec/PB amp and the RT-2044 / 4-Track / 2-Channel head block, you could also have a deck that would play standard, commercially produced tapes, or tapes made on standard, consumer reel to reel decks. In other words, you'd have 'all the bases covered'. (No, we don't currently have either available, but they can be obtained give enough time / money.)
All of our restored / refurbished reel to reel decks come with a 7", plastic take-up reel, a 'known good' 7" tape for initial testing of playback, and a 7" tape you can record onto, all to assist you in becoming familiar with the operation / function of your new reel to reel tape deck.
 We are including a set of 4 of our Sorbothane IsoPods to isolate the chassis from the surface to inhibit and further reduce noise from transferring to it's environment. Also includes
it's original umbilical cord (just about 'worth it's weight in gold' alone).  Also includes the original case lids / cover plates for both units, as well as the 'smoked plexi' control cover. Comes with an 'e-copy' / pdf download of the Pioneer RT-2022 / RTU-11/2T / TAU-11 owners / operations manual, & service manual if purchaser so desires. Measures 17.5" wide x 21" tall x 10" (from tip of back feet-tip of hubs) deep and weighs a HEAVY 84 lbs unpacked (with 1 'amp unit' attached). Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty.
(Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately if you need them. We do ship our decks with a plastic take-up reel, a tape to 'practice record' on and a 'pre-recorded' tape for playback.) 
Pioneer RT-2022 / RTU-11/2T / TAU-11  HALF-TRACK / STEREO / MONO REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
Cond. 8.5
(Cons.)
R.R.

SOLD
SHIPPED TO DAN IN CALIFORNIA


(Reels shown in photos are not included, but we sometimes / occasionally have them for sale. Inquire at time of order.
However, all of our decks will come with 2x tapes for testing 'Playback' and 'Recording' as well as a 7" 'take-up' reel, and RCA patch cables for connection to your system
)


 
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