Vintage workhorse from
Pioneer, the RT-909 auto reverse reel to reel recorder. Professionally
refurbished by AzTech of Watertown MA and includes a 90 day warranty
(dating from 12 April 2017) which transfers entirely to the new owner
and covers all work performed. Extensively tested and performing
entirely within original factory specs.
Will be professionally packed by the shipping company.
From the owner's manual:
The Pioneer RT-909 3-motor deck, with auto reverse / repeat playback
and many more features, takes the open-reel format another important and
impressive step ahead of anything available in the cassette format.
You're going to sense this the moment you see it, and hear it, in
action. Features? It's another loaded deck from Pioneer. It not only
accepts the conventional 7 inch reels, but also the professional size
10.5 inch diameter reels.
It gives an exceptionally wide frequency range of 20Hz to 28kHz (±
3dB) and, to match this outstanding performance, gives low wow / flutter
of 0.04% or better, with both specifications measured at the 7.5 ips
It mixes microphone inputs and line inputs, another advanced
professional feature. And it allows instant comparison between the tape
and the original, as well as azimuth adjustments of the heads. Add up
all of this Pioneer perfection and there's no doubt that the RT-909 is
made for the person who has major musical ambitions and strongly
And yet if you've never considered making the big move upward into
open-reel, because you thought they were too complicated, you'll be
happy to learn that Pioneer has equipped the RT-909 with the kind of
features that only an open-reel novice could appreciate. Things like
exceptional headroom (and flexibility) that means this open-reel format
offers more overall performance in terms of dynamic range, distortion
and noise than the best of cassette formats. And much more: convenient
automatic reverse / repeat playback, tape-saving 3.75 ips speed, easy to
read Fluroscan meter and 4 digit counter, timer start, LED indicators,
and other features.
Are you ready for the move to open-reel perfection? Pioneer has made a
beautiful deck and equipped it in such a way that it performs with the
ease and perfection of a cassette deck.
Track system: auto reverse, 4-track, 2-channel, stereo system
Heads: 2 x playback, 1 x record, 1 x erase
Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan
Reel size: up to 10.5 inch reel
Tape speeds: 3 3⁄4 7 1⁄2 ips
Wow and flutter: 0.04% (7 1⁄2 ips)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 30kHz (7 1⁄2 ips)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 60dB
Total harmonic distortion: 1%
Input: 50mV (line), 0.3mV (mic)
Output: 0.45V (line)
Semiconductors: 4 x FET, 43 x IC, 121 x transistors, 126 x diodes
Year: 1979 - 1985