Vintage Pioneer CT-F1000 Stereo cassette deck Review & Demo

Pioneer CT-F1000 cassette player

Review & Demo of vintage front loading cassette deck Pioneer CT-F1000 also know as CT-1000 in Japan.
70’s super deck and direct competitor to Nakamichi 1000 Mk III. Many professional functions.
Main features 3 head system, 2 pole motor and separate Dolby for recording and playback. The exceptional playback and recording heads are made from a single Ferrite crystal each, instead of the usual grains of Ferrite, and the high quality DC servomotor ensures low levels of wow and flutter.

CT-1000 made 1976 – 1980 cost 123800 ¥
CT-F1000 made 1977 – 1979 cost 600 $

The Pioneer CT-F1000 is the deck with everything, including automatic Cr02 tape detector, multiple bias and equalization settings, pitch control, memory stop, mpx filter, tape slack canceller, oscillator, full auto stop, solenoid operated buttons and more.

Specifications
Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck
Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo
Tape Speed: 4.75 cm/s
Heads: 1 x combination record/playback, 1 x erase
Motor: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan
Tape Type: type I, FeCr, Cr02
Noise Reduction: B, C
Frequency Response: 30Hz to 17kHz (Cr02 tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 64dB (dolby B)
Wow and Flutter: 0.05%
Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.3%
Input: 60mV (line), 0.22mV (mic)
Output: 0.68V (line)
Semiconductors: 4 x FET, 97 x transistors, 98 x diodes, 5 x IC
Dimensions: 420 x 187 x 362mm
Weight: 12kg
 
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