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Date: 2001/10/28

Technics Brochure Highlights

Low-noise direct FM-to-tape deck system sends pre-emphasized signal to deck for recording, with de-emphaasis in playback. Built-in pink noise generator for accurate level settings of tape deck. Unique pilot signal canceller permits virtually flat response to 18 kHz, without interference. Four "Flat Group Delay" ceramic filters and 6-stage IF contribute to "wave form fidelity". Separate control and IF circuitry, with dual-level FM muting ("normal" and "deep"). Switchable auto or manual MPX hi-blend circuit reduces noise on weak stereo broadcasts. 5-gang FM variable tuning capacitor. 4 pole MOS FET front end. Buffered MOS FET RF linear mixer. FM/AM linear dial scale. Output level control. 2 tuning meters. FM multi-path output, 4-ch MPX output for discrete FM broadcasts.

Contributed by Ben
On 2001/10/29


Retail Price$330.00
First Year1976
Years Manufactured1976-1978
Last Year1978
Matching Integrated AmplifiersSU-8600
Wood CaseYes
AC SwitchYes

Width19 9/32nds inches
Height7 3/32nds inches
Depth13 29/32nds inches

FM Tuner
RF Sensitivity1.9 uV
Tuning Gangs5
50 dB quieting sensitivity, Stereo28.4 uV
50 dB quieting sensitivity, Mono 2.6 uV
THD, Mono0.15%
THD, Stereo0.25%
Signal to Noise Ratio, Mono80 dB
Frequency Response20 Hz to 18 kHz + 0.2 / -0.8 dB
Capture Ratio1.0 dB
IF Image Rejection95 dB at 98 MHz
IF Rejection105 dB at 98 MHz
Alternate Channel Selectivity (wide or normal)85 dB
Spurious Rejection100 dB at 98 MHz
AM Carrier Rejection55 dB
Stereo Separation at 1 kHz45 dB
Carrier Suppression65 dB
Mono SwitchYes
Signal Strength MeterYes
Center Tuning MeterYes
Multiplex Filter (Hi-Blend)Yes
Stereo LampYes
Muting SwitchYes
Muting AdjustmentOff, moderate, deep
Output Level AdjustmentYes, linear -20 dB to + 5 dB
FM Discriminator output, unequalizedYes

AM Tuner
RF Sensitivity30 uV
Adjacent Channel Selectivity25 dB
IF Rejection85 dB
Image Rejection80 dB
Signal Strength MeteringYes

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