Kenwood’s premier attempt at 4-channel reproduction with its unique four independent pre-amplifiers, the KW-6044 also includes an especially engineered playback head for ultra-high signal-to-noise ratio performance plus extended frequency response. The KW-6044’s built-in 4 independent VU meters and level controls guarantee top-flighty accurate channel balance. Its motor offers stable rotation, low-low wow and flutter, and only the tiniest vibrations. The revolutionary space sounds are perfectly enjoyable.
4-Channel Reproduction: The KW-604 is capable for the complete playback of discrete type 4-channel tape as it has 4 independent pre-amplifiers. The especially engineered playback head ensures superb performance with high S/N and extended frequency response. The exciting surround sonic effect is fully enjoyable.
Perfect Checking System: The 4-channel reproduction requires precise and severe blance check between each channel level. KW-6044 is quite ready for getting and monitoring the ideal channel balance, thanks to the built-in 4 independent VU meters and level controls.
Responsible Driving Motor: The newly designed driving motor is used in KW-6044. it provides stable rotation with low-low wow and flutter and far less vibrations. Its supporting method-one point at the center-is also very effective for minimizing the operating noises.
Tape Selector: The recording and playback characteristics of the regular tape and low noise tape are considerably different. The KW-6044 is equipped with the Tape Selector which gives the suitable recording bias frequency to each tape. The superb efficiency of the current low noise tape is fully enjoyable.
Headphones Jack: By the front/rear switch attached, the performance of each channel can be monitored through headphones.
2-Channel Recording: The KW-6044 features the precise individual level controls with indicating lamps which permit to enjoy complete 2-channel recording. The recording condition can be the separated recording and playback heads.
Number of Heads: 3 Heads
4 Track 2 Channel Erase
4 Track 2 Channel Record
4 Track 4 Channel Playback
4 Track 4-Channel Playback
4 Track Stereo/Mono Recording and Playback
7-1/2 ips (19 cm/sec)
3-3/4 ips (9,5 cm/sec)
1-7/8 ips (4,75 cm/sec)
Reel Size: Standard NAB 7″ maximum
20 – 20,000 Hz at 7-1/2 ips (19 cm/sec)
30 – 15,000 Hz at 3-3/4 ips (9,5 cm/sec)
40 – 7,000 Hz at 1-7/8 ips (4,75 cm/sec)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: better than 47 dB at 7-1/2 ips
Total Harmonic Distortion: less than 0,5% at 0 dB (0,775 V)
Wow and Flutter:
Less than 0,12% at 7-1/2 ips (19 cm/sec)
Less than 0,18% at 3-3/4 ips (9,5 cm/sec)
Less than 0,25% at 1-7/8 ips (4,75 cm/sec)
Recording Tome (wwith 1800 feet tape):
90 min at 7-1/2 ips (19 cm/sec)
180 min at 3-3/4 ips (9,5 cm/sec)
360 min at 1-7/8 ips (4,75 cm/sec)
Fast /Rewind Time: within 150 sec with 1,200 feet tape
Level Indication: four VU meters
Record : standard recording level at 0 VU
Playback : 0 dB line output 0 VU
Two Microphone : 63 dB (0,55 mV/ 50 k Ω
Two Line : 18 dB (100 mV)/100 k Ω
Four Line : 0 dB (0,75 V)
Headphone Jack : 28 dB (30 mV)/8 Ω
Input Side Sensitivity: 38 dB (9,8 mV)/
Output Side level : 0 dB (0,775 V)
Equalizer: NAB standard
Semiconductors: 28 Transistors; 10 Diodes
Operating Position: Horizontal or Vertical
Power Requirements: 100; 120; 230; 250 V 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 55 watts
Dimensions (W x H x D): 416 x 398 x 175 mm (16″ x 15-1/2″ x 7″)
Weight: 10 kg (22 lbs)