NAD 6040
Dolby B NR Metal Tape

This NAD 6040 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by NAD in 1980 with a recommended retail price of USD $218 and discontinued 2 years later in 1982.

The main features of the NAD 6040 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically and the cassette needs to be placed with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the 6040 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable 6040 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the 6040 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The 19kHz multiplex pilot slgnal present in FM stereo broadcasts can cause false triggering of the noise reduction system. The switchable MPX filter of the 6040 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect microphones with a jack connector. For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a cable and recording from a source by a cable.

Compact Cassette
  • Sendust Head

Historic events

1980 3M, Mitsubishi, Sony and Studer each introduce a multitrack digital recorder.
1981 The Pacman and Donkey Kong video games are written, and go on to become huge hits
1982 The Microfloppy Industry Committee agreed upon a 3½-inch floppy specification.

Features of NAD 6040

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby HX
Controls
Operation
Memory Stop Mechanical Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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