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Model Year Heads F.R., ±3dB, Hz-kHz W&F, WRMS, % S/N, NR off, dB S/N, Best NR, dB NR & Bias Rec. Cal. Auto Reverse Tape Drive Capst. Drive Motors Meters Weight, kg Price, MSRP, USD Notes
D-2300 1973 2
(F)
30-16 0,13 50 58 DNL No No Open Belt 1 VU 4,7 240 Top loading
D-4500 1974 3
(F)
20-20 0,045 55 63 B Manual No Closed Belt 3 VU 12,0 900 World's first: R&P combination head; Top loading; Japanese model
D-3500 1974 3
(F)
20-20 0,05 55 63 B Manual No Closed* Belt 1 VU 7,0 450 Top loading;
*Back-tension pin
D-2500 1974 2
(F)
20-17 0,12 50 58 B Manual No Open Belt 1 VU 4,8 315 Top loading
D-600 1975 2
(HP)
20-18 0,08 53 60 B No No Open Belt 1 VU 6,5 310 Horizontal tape transport;
Japanese model
D-2750 1975 2
(HP)
20-16 0,05 56 63 B/DNL No No Open Belt 1 VU 7,0 300 Top loading;
Export model
D-610 1976 3
(F)
20-18 0,07 53 60 DNL No No Closed Belt 1 VU 6,0 285  
D-500 1976 3
(F)
20-18 0,08 53 60 B No No Closed* Belt 1 VU 6,5 295 Horizontal tape transport;
*Back-tension pin
D-9000 1977 3
(F)
20-25 0,04 62 72 B Manual No Closed Belt 3 VU 13,0 900 Elcaset;
Discrete 3 head;
Clone: Sony EL-7
D-800 1977 3
(F)
30-18 0,05 55 63 B Manual No Closed* Belt 1 VU 9,3 480 Horizontal tape transport;
*Back-tension pad
D-150 1977 3
(F)
20-18 0,08 53 63 B No No Closed Belt 1 VU 5,3 365 Portable
D-650 1977 3
(F)
20-18 0,07 53 60 DNL Manual No Closed Belt 1 VU 7,0 380  
D-555 1977 2
(HP)
20-18 0,08 53 60 B No Yes Open Belt 1 VU 6,9 355 Export model
D-720 1977 2
(HP)
30-15 0,07 53 58 B No No Open Belt 1 VU 7,0 260 Export model
D-900 1978 3
(F)
20-20 0,05 55 63 B Manual No Closed Belt 1 VU 8,5 529  
D-850 1978 3
(F)
30-15 0,05 55 63 B/FM Manual No Closed Belt 1 VU 7,0 400  
D-650mkII 1978 3
(F)
20-18 0,07 53 60 DNL No No Closed Belt 1 VU 6,5 380  
D-610mkII 1978 3
(F)
20-18 0,07 53 60 DNL No No Closed Belt 1 VU 6,0 340  
D-580 1978 2
(HP)
20-18 0,04 54 62 B Manual No Open Belt 2 VU+ LED 2 6,9 380  
D-5500 1979 3
(F+T)
20-20 0,028 60 69 B Auto No Closed Direct 2 VU+ LED 3 14,0 1 080 Bias and sensitivity indicators
D-7500 1979 3
(HP)
30-18 0,05 60 68 B Manual No Closed Belt 1 VU 9,0 695 Hall playback head
D-980 1979 3
(F)
30-19 0,03 60 68 B Manual No Closed Direct 2 VU+ LED 3 8,2 550  
D-777 1979 3*
(HP)
30-15 0,06 58 66 B Manual Yes Open Belt 1 VU 7,7 450 *2 erase head;
Bias adjust indicator
D-90s 1979 3
(F+T)
30-19 0,04 60 68 B Manual No Closed Belt 2 VU+ LED 5 7,0 500  
D-80s 1979 3
(F+T)
30-15 0,04 59 67 B No No Closed* Belt 2 VU 6,0 400 *Back-tension pin;
3 head without monitoring
D-75s /
D-70s*
1979 2
(S)
30-15 0,04 58 66 B No No Open Belt 2 FL 12 /
VU+ LED 5*
6,2 380 *Japanese model
D-5500M 1980 3
(F+T)
20-20 0,028 60 69 B Auto No Closed Direct 2 VU+ LED 3 14,0 1 200 Bias and sensitivity indicators
D-3300M 1980 3
(F+T)
30-20 0,023 60 69 B Auto No Closed Direct 2 FL 14 / VU* 8,4 700 *Japanese model
D-980M 1980 3
(F+T)
30-19 0,03 60 68 B Manual No Closed Direct 2 VU+ LED 3 8,2 600  
D-85s /
D-78s**
1980 2
(S)
20-19 0,04 59 67 B No No Closed* Belt 2 LED 16
/ VU+ LED 3**
5,3 350 *Back-tension pin;
**Japanese model
D-77s 1980 2
(S)
30-17 0,04 59 67 B No No Open Belt 2 VU+ LED 5 5,4 300 Japanese model
D-1100M 1981 3
(F+T)
20-19 0,028 61 69 B Auto No Closed Direct 2 FL 16 / VU+
LED 5*
7,5 600 *Japanese model
D-E95 /
D-E90*
1981 3
(F+T)
20-21 0,038 61 69 B Manual No Closed Belt 2 LED 16
/ VU+
LED 5*
6,0 450 *Japanese model
D-E75 High-Com 1981 2
(S)
20-19 0,04 59 78 HC No No Open Belt 2 LED 16 5,2    
D-E70 1981 2
(S)
20-19 0,038 60 68 B No No Closed* Belt 1 VU+
LED 5
4,7 350 *Back-tension pin;
Japanese model
D-E65 1981 3
(F)
30-19 0,04 60 68 B No No Closed* Belt 1 LED 16 4,7 350 *Back-tension pin;
Export model
D-2200M 1982 3
(S/F+T)
25-20 0,018 61 75 B/C Auto No Closed Direct 2 FL 16 7,3 750  
D-E99 /
D-99*
1982 3
(F+T)
25-20 0,032 61 75 B/C Auto No Closed Belt 2 FL 18 6,3 570 *Japanese model
D-88 1982 3
(F+T)
30-19 0,035 61 75 B/C Manual No Closed Belt 2 VU+ LED 3 5,4 435 Japanese model
D-E66 1982 3
(F+T)
30-19 0,038 61 75 B/C No No Closed* Belt 2 LED 16 5,4 400
*Back-tension pin
D-77 1982 2
(S)
30-17 0,035 60 74 B/C No No Open Belt 2 VU+ LED 3 4,8 325 Japanese model
D-9 1983 3
(S/F+T)
20-21 0,023 61 75 B/C Auto / Manual No Closed Direct 2 FL 20 6,3 600 Rec. EQ calibration;
Japanese model
D-8 1983 3
(F+T)
20-21 0,035 60 74 B/C Manual No Closed Belt 2 FL 14 5,2 410  
D-E7 /
D-7**
1983 3
(F+T)
20-21 0,038 60 74 B/C No No Closed* Belt 1 FL 14 4,6 350 *Back-tension pin;
**Japanese model
D-RV7 1983 2
(S)
20-19 0,04 60 74 B/C No Yes Open Belt 3 FL 14 4,7 410  
D-909 1984 3
(F+T)
30-20 0,018 61 75 B/C Auto / Manual No Closed Direct 2 FL 20 6,0 800 Rec. EQ calibration
D-707 1984 3
(F+T)
30-19 0,034 60 74 B/C Manual No Closed Belt 2 FL 20 5,5 530  
D-X10 1984 4*
(F+T)
30-19 0,03 61 75 B/C Auto / Manual Yes Open Direct 2 FL 20 5,5 660 Rec. EQ calibration;
*2 erase head
D-X8 1984 4*
(F+T)
30-15 0,038 60 74 B/C Manual Yes Open Belt 2 FL 20 4,7 530 *2 erase head
D-X8II 1985 4*
(F+T)
30-19 0,034 60 74 B/C Manual Yes Open Belt 2 FL 20 5,0 600 Tension controlled mechanism;
*2 erase head
D-707II 1986 3
(F+T)
25-20 0,032 61 75 B/C Manual No Closed Belt 2 FL 20 5,5 570  
D-707HX 1987 3
(F+T)
25-20 0,028 61 75 B/C/H Manual No Closed Belt 2 FL 20 5,5 600  

Last updated: January 27, 2021.

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