Sony 1984
Betamax SLO-1700

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Video recording system
Rotary two-head helical scanning
Video Signal
CCIR standards, PAL colour
Audio recording system
Beta Hi-Fi PAL system ( 2-channels)
Recording on longitudinal audio track
is stereo


Horizontal resolution
260 lines
Video S/N
Colour: Better than 40dB
B/W: Better than 43dB
Beta Hi-Fi Sound
50Hz to 20,000Hz
Wow and flutter
Less than 0.005% WRMS
Dynamic range
Better than 80dB

Inputs and outputs

Video input
VIDEO IN: BNC connector
1.0 V (p-p)
75 ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
Video output
VIDEO OUT: BNC connector
1.0 V (p-p)
75Ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
Audio inputs
AUDIO IN: phono jacks
0 dBS, -5 dBs, -10 dBs selectable
AFM selectable on RP-18
(0 d Bs = 0.775 V rms)
Audio outputs
AUDIO OUT: phono jacks
0 dBS to -10 dBs selectable
Stereo phone jack
8 ohms unloaded, Better than
-26 dBs at maximum volume

QC Terminals

Video RF output terminals
Special test pin (x1), BNC (x1)
Beta hi-Fi RF output terminal
Special test pin (x1), BNC (x1)
RF switching pulse terminal
Special test pin (x1), BNC (x1)
ground terminal
Special test pin (x1), BNC (x1)

Tape transport

Tape speed
18.73 mm/sec.
Maximum recording time
2 hours 10 min. (with Sony L-500 cassette)
Fast forward/rewind time
Within 3 min 30 sec. (with L-500)


Power requirements
110-240v AC, 50-60 Hz
Power consumption
Approx. 430 x 118.5 x 389.5 mm (w/h/d)
(17 x 4 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches) including
projecting parts and controls
Approx. 11 kg (24 lbs 6 oz) net