10 July 2018

PIONEER RT-1050 - Professional 2-track tape deck (1974)

Professional 2-track tape deck (1974)

The PIONEER RT-1050, besides qualifying as a fully-profesional studio deck with its half-track (2-track) stereo head design and hoice of the extra-fast 38 cm/se. tape speed, it also provides the convenience, economy and versatility of the best home-type deck. As standard equipment, the RT-1050 provides the same half-track head arrangement used in all recording studio equipment for 1/4" tape. This arrangement will use the entire widht of the tape to store the two stereo channels in one tape-running direction to result in increased accuray and improved audio characteristics. 

For extra versatility the RT-1050 accepts an optional plug-in head assembly (PP-204T) for 4-track recording and playback. Also standard on the PIONEER RT-1050 is it's two-speed drive system with 19 cm/sec. and professional 38 cm/sec. speeds selectable at the push of a button. The higher, 38 cm/sec. speed is a world-wide standard for half-track studio machines and provides the most ideal audio results possible with 1/4" tape. The deck's 3-motor tape transport system is beefed up to handle all reel sizes up to studio-use 27 cm type with ease. A 5mm - thick chassis and solid, die-cast framework provide additional strenght. So that you can use any type of tape with minimum distortion and maximum performance, the RT-1050 is equipped with a three-step BIAS selector (STD, LH-1, LH-2) and a four-step EQ selector (NAB STD/LH and IEC STD/LH). 

Dual-scale level meters, a recording peak indicator, lockable, feather-touch electronic controls and many other Pioneer luxury touches add control convenience and versatility to this unusual stereo tape deck.

Professional 2-track tape deck (1974)

Professional 2-track tape deck (1974)

Professional 2-track tape deck (1974)

Professional 2-track tape deck (1974)

Professional 2-track tape deck (1974)

Professional 2-track tape deck (1974)