Pioneer CT F 7171 cassette deck. Classic Vintage. Fully revitalized.
In 1937 Nozomu Matsumoto created the first magnetoelectric speaker in Japan, and a year later, he registered in Tokyo the company with the name Fukuin Shokai Denki Seisakusho. In 1961, the company’s name was changed to Pioneer Electronic Corporation. However, the breakthrough came in 1962, when the company entered the Tokyo Stock Exchange and created the world’s first stereo system with speakers in separate housings. Four years later, Pioneer opened branches in the USA and in Europe. In 1978, the company created one of the best-known and most powerful receivers in its history SX-1980. Pioneer can also be proud of great successes in the world of auto-moto, as it introduced in 1975 the world’s first automotive stereo subassembly, then in 1984 a CD player and GPS navigation in 1990. The company also played a major role in the development of DVDs, plasma TVs and Organic LED display technologies (OLED). The company is currently a part of Pioneer & Onkyo Corporation.
The CT-F7171 is a high-quality Pioneer cassette deck from the mid-70s. It has been equipped with many useful functions, for example: noise-free recording and playback is guaranteed by the Dolby B circuit. Also, since certain portions of the high-frequency range are emphasized when recording and reduced in playback, “tape hiss” is almost completely eliminated. The CT-F7171 is also characterized by a sophisticated design and very good performance, which deliver high-quality sound reproduction.
The device has been equipped with an enlarged, design-matching enclosure made of teak wood. The wood finish is Chinese oil, produced from natural oils. The metal parts were sandblasted and painted black using the automotive wet painting technique.
Potentiometers are in perfect condition. The front panel is made of brushed aluminum. New blue-violet illumination of the cassette and indicators.
The device has been completely reviewed and serviced. Collector’s item. The device is in perfect condition!
– 2-head, compact cassette deck
– tracking system – 4-track, 2-channel, stereo
– belt speed – 4.75 cm / s
– total harmonic distortion – 2%
– noise and flutter – 0.1%
– engine – electronically controlled DC
– heads – 1 x recording / playback, 1 x erase
– noise reduction – dolby B
– frequency response – from 30 Hz to 16 Khz (CrO2 tape)
– signal-to-noise ratio – 58 dB (dolby B)
– output – 0.3V (line)
– input – 60mV (line), 0.2mV (microphone)
– dimensions – 47cm x 15cm x 33cm (width x height x depth)
– weight – 10 kg
– year of production: 1974
– made in Japan.