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Sony AV-5000

SONY / AV-5000
SKU #: MO818567
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Model Description:
1/2" helical (non-standard) color & B/W Videocorder. EIA TV standard. Not compatible w other models

Model Details

After shipping some AV-5000's Sony engineers determined that they could raise the pilot frequency a few hundred kilohertz and get better color bandwidth. What this means, of course, is that a recording made on an A type machine won't play back on a non-A type machine and vice versa! So, not only where the 5000's not compatible with the rest of the EIAJ community, they weren't even compatible among all members of their own family!!! We can easily see that there was quite a race going on in the video industry to get VTRs to market in the late 60's! All of this culminated, of course, with Betamax in 1975. Needless to say, all the players learned a lot of hard lessons in those short ten years from the time the CV-2000 was introduced until Betamax finally succeeded on the market.

Updated! 060406

Labguy's World just obtained its fourth AV-5000A in April, 2006. Finally! A deck that actually runs and is not filthy to the point of nausea. Three previous 5000s were not candidates for restoration due to their degraded physical conditions. One is completed coated in rat waste! Yeccchhhh! This is the newest addition to the Sony collection and it is in great shape. Operational, yet needing some TLC. What a great start!


Power requirements: AC 117V plus/minus 5V, 60 Hz? plus/minus 0.5%
Power consumption : approx. 95 W
Type : EIA Japan type-1 video tape recorder
Color recording system : SONY MCR (Multiple Carrier Recording)system
Video recording system : rotary two head helical scan system, FM recording
Video recording signal: EIA Standard, or 60 Hz field frequency random interlaced, composite video signal NTSC color signal

Video Signals
Input: composite video (sync negative)
0.5-2.0V (p-p), 75 ohms, unbalanced
Output: composite video (sync negative)
1.0V (p-p), 75 ohms, unbalanced

Horizontal resolution : COLOR mode more than 220
MONO mode more than 300
Signal-to-noise ratio : better than 40 dB

Audio Signals
   Input: MIC more than?65 dB, 600 ohms, unbalanced
   AUX OdB, 100k ohms, unbalanced
   TV -20 dB, 100k ohms, unbalanced
   Output: OdB, 10k ohms, unbalanced
Frequency response : 80-10,000 Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio: better than 40 dB
Distortion : less than 5% (1 kHz, at rated input level)

Tape Transport
Tape speed : 7 ? ips (inch per second) plus/minus 0.2%
Wow and flutter: less than 0.2% Wrms
Playing time : 60 minutes with SONY Tape V-32

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions : 18 3/16"(w) x 10 27/32"h) x 15 5/8"(d)
Weight: 55 lb

Supplied Accessories
Reel RH-7V Ac power cord
Head-and-ring cleaner set Splicing tape
Lubricating oil OL-1K Polishing cloth
Optional Accessory Dust cover CVO-5

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