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National RQ-153S

National RQ-153S; Panasonic, (ID = 2468752) R-Player
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National RQ-153S; Panasonic, (ID = 2468752) R-Player
Panasonic,: National RQ-153S [R-Player] ID = 2468752 1400x882
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For model National RQ-153S, Panasonic, Matsushita, National ナショナル (also tubes); Osaka:
Digitally enhanced image from Mingay's. Taken from original document.
Country:  Japan
Manufacturer / Brand:  Panasonic, Matsushita, National ナショナル (also tubes); Osaka
Year: 1966–1969 Category: Sound/Video Recorder and/or Player
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) 6: 2SB173 2SB175 2SB175 2SB178 2SB178 2SB172 OA70 OA70 OA70 OA70
Main principle Audio-Amplification
Wave bands - without
Details Tape Recorder
Power type and voltage Batteries / addl. power jack / D: 4 x 1.5 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 3.5 inch = 8.9 cm
Power out
from Model: National RQ-153S - Panasonic, Matsushita,
Material Plastics (no bakelite or catalin)
Shape Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
Dimensions (WHD) 11.25 x 3 x 10 inch / 286 x 76 x 254 mm

National Model RQ-153S Tape Recorder

  A lightweight, portable, all-transistor, two-speed, two-track battery operated tape recorder with carrying handle.
  Features: both rewind and fast forward as well as complete push-button operation. Exclusive "Voice Matic", three stage recording selector switch allows automatic sound monitor or ordinary recording.
  Recording level and battery consumption check meter plus three digit tape counter; 5" reels give three hours recording at 1⅞ ips. Jacks for external speaker, auxiliary input and A.C. adaptor. Microphone features remote control switch.
  Specifications: six transistors. Speeds, 3¾ and 1⅞ ips. Frequency response, 100-7000 cps (Hz) at 3¾ ips and 100-4000 cps (Hz) at 1⅞ ips. Power source, 4 x UM-1 National batteries. Recording system A.C. bias.
  Accessories: 5" recording tape, empty reel, radio cord, splicing tape, microphone and stand, earphone.

This model sold in Australia between 1966 & 1969 for $99.50. Price includes batteries.

Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 6 lb 0 oz (6 lb) / 2.724 kg
Mentioned in Mingay's Price Service (Feb 1967 to Feb 1969.)
Literature/Schematics (1) JR Tape Recorder Handbook, Page N11. (Also at KevinChant com)

Model page created by Martin Kent. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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