Yamaha                            
Model (see top page for legend)
Year
Heads
F.R., ±3dB, Hz-kHz
W&F, WRMS,
%
S/N, NR off,
dB
S/N, Best
NR, dB
NR & Bias
Rec. Cal.
Auto
Reverse
Drive
Motors
Weight, kg
Price, MSRP, USD
Notes
TB-700
1973 2 30-16
0.15 48 58 B
No
No
Open
  5.0 340 Pitch control
TC-800GL
1975 2 30-15
0.06 50 58 B
No
No
Open
  5.0 390 Pitch control
TC-800D
1976 2 30-15
0.06 50 58 B
No
No
Open
  4.6 310 Pitch control
TC-511S
1976 2 30-15
0.07 50 58 B
No
No
Open
1 7.9 295 Horizontal tape transport
TC-520
1978 2 30-15
0.07 57 66 B
Manual
No
Open
1 7.5 295  
TC-320
1978 2 40-16
0.07 57 65 B
No
No
Open
1 6.4 225  
TC-1000 / K-1*
1978 2 30-18
0.05 60 69 B
Manual
No
Open
2 10.0 595 Pitch control; *Japanese model
TC-920
1979 2 30-16
0.03 60 69 B
Manual
No
Closed
2   600  
TC-720
1979 3 40-15
0.06 57 66 B
Manual
Yes
Closed
1   450  
K-950
1980 2 30-22
0.028 60 69 B
Manual
No
Closed
  8.8 490  
K-850
1980 2 30-19
0.04 60 69 B
No
No
Open
  8.2 380  
K-550
1980 2 40-20
0.04 60 69 B
No
No
Open
  5.7 300  
K-350
1980 2 40-18
0.06 57 66 B
No
No
Open
2 4.5 240  
K-960
1981 2 30-22
0.028 60 100 B/D
Manual
No
Closed
  10.0 495  
K-560
1981 2 40-20
0.04 60 69 B
No
No
Open
  5.7 300  
K-700
1982 3 30-18
0.04 59 75 B/C
No
Yes
Open
3 5.5 449 2 erase heads
K-500
1982 2 40-18
0.05 60 76 B/C
No
No
Open
2 7.3 350  
K-300
1982 2 40-16
0.05 60 76 B/C
No
No
Open
2 7.3 275  
K-600
1983 2 30-19
0.02 59 75 B/C
No
Yes
Open
3 5.2 379  
K-2000
1983 3 20-20
0.02 59 108 B/D
Auto
No
Closed
3 9.0 795 Pitch control
K-1000
1983 3 20-18
0.02 59 105 B/D
Manual
No
Closed
2 8.0 595  
K-1020 / K-1x*
1984 3 20-23
0.03 59 95 B/C/D/H
Manual
No
Closed
3 7.6 649 *Japanese model
K-720
1985 2 30-20
0.04 59 90 B/C/D/H
No
Yes
Open
3 5.7 499  
K-520
1985 2 30-17
0.04 58 74 B/C
No
No
Open
2 4.3 300  
K-420
1985 2 40-16
0.08 59 74 B/C
No
Yes
Open
2 3.9 249  
C200
1985                       1,100 Professional
K-640
1986 2 20-20
0.04 59 75 B/C/D/H
No
Yes
Open
3 5.1 420  
K-540
1986 2 25-20
0.05 59 74 B/C/H
No
No
Open
3 4.4 350  
K-340
1986 2 30-19
0.04 59 74 B/C/H
No
No
Open
2 4.2 260  
KX-400U
1987 2 20-18
0.04 58 74 B/C/H
No
Yes
Open
2 4.2 299  
KX-1200U
1987 3 20-22
0.03 61 95 B/C/D/H
Manual
No
Closed
3 7.9 699  
KX-R700U
1988 2 20-19
0.04 60 90 B/C/D/H
Manual
Yes
Open
3 5.8 579  
KX-800U
1988 3 20-20
0.04 61 90 B/C/D/H
Manual
No
Open
3 4.8 569  
KX-500U
1988 2 20-20
0.05 60 76 B/C/H
Manual
No
Open
2 4.9 399  
KX-300U
1988 2 30-20
0.05 60 76 B/C/H
Manual
No
Open
2 4.2 299  
C300
1988 3 20-22
0.03 61 95 B/C/D/H
Manual
No
Closed
3 7.9 1,100 Professional
KX-R730
1990 3 20-20
0.04 60 76 B/C/H
No
Yes
Open
4 5.3 500 Quick auto reverse
KX-R430
1990 2 20-19
0.04 58 74 B/C/H
Manual
Yes
Open
2 4.3 349  
KX-930
1990 3 20-22
0.05 61 77 B/C/H
Manual
No
Closed
3 4.8 600 Playtrim adjustment
KX-630
1990 3 20-20
0.05 60 76 B/C/H
Manual
No
Open
2 4.7 469 Playtrim adjustment
KX-530
1990 3 20-19
0.05 60 76 B/C/H
Manual
No
Open
2 4.8 400 Playtrim adjustment
KX-330
1990 2 20-20
0.05 60 76 B/C/H
Manual
No
Open
2 4.6 300 Playtrim adjustment
KX-650
1991 3 20-21
0.05 60 76 B/C/H
Manual
No
Closed
3 4.6   Playtrim adjustment
KX-550
1991 3 20-20
0.05 60 76 B/C/H
Manual
No
Open
3     Playtrim adjustment
KX-250
1991 2 20-19
0.08 58 74 B/C/H
Manual
No
Open
2 4.3 275 Playtrim adjustment
KX-660
1992 3         B/C/H
Manual
No
Open
3     Playtrim adjustment
KX-360
1992 3 20-20
0.05 60 76 B/C/H
Manual
No
Open
2 4.8 329 Playtrim adjustment
KX-260
1992 3 20-19
0.08 58 74 B/C/H
Manual
No
Open
2 4.7 249 Playtrim adjustment
KX-R470
1993 2 20-20
0.07 58 74 B/C/H
Manual
Yes
Open
2 5.0 380 Playtrim adjustment
KX-670
1993 3 20-21
0.04 60 76 B/C/H
Manual
No
Closed
3 5.2 500 Playtrim adjustment
KX-580
1994 3 20-20
0.05 60 80 B/C/S/H
Manual
No
Open
2 4.5 400 Playtrim adjustment
KX-480
1994 2 20-19
0.05 60 76 B/C/H
Manual
No
Open
2 5.0 230 Playtrim adjustment
KX-380
1994 2 20-19
0.07 58 74 B/C/H
Manual
No
Open
2 4.5 250 Playtrim adjustment
KX-690
1996 3 20-21
0.04 60 80 B/C/S/H
Manual
No
Closed
3 5.0 599 Playtrim adjustment
KX-490
1996 2 20-19
0.05 60 76 B/C/H
Manual
No
Open
2 4.5 260 Playtrim adjustment
KX-390
1996 2 20-19
0.07 58 74 B/C/H
Manual
No
Open
2 4.4 210 Playtrim adjustment
KX-493
1997 2 20-19
0.05 60 76 B/C/H
Manual
No
Open
2 4.5 250 Playtrim adjustment
KX-393
1997 2 20-19
0.07 58 74 B/C/H
Manual
No
Open
2 4.4 230 Playtrim adjustment