Advent 201
Dolby B NR

The Advent 201 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Advent in 1971 with a list price of USD $280 and discontinued 5 years later in 1976.

The main features of the Advent 201 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal and chrome tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout with the cassette compartiment located on the center 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 201 is a single analog needle VU reading meter. Mechanical transport controls for reliable 201 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the 201 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1971 The liquid-crystal display (LCD) invented by James Fergason
1972 Intel releases the 8008 chip. An 8-bit processor that becomes the foundation for future personal computers.
1973 TDK introduced a replacement for chromium dioxide and named it Avilyn.
1974 The Waffle Trainer is introduced, quickly becoming the best-selling training shoe in the U.S.
1975 The first calculator watch was launched by Pulsar.
1976 Elcaset audio format introduced by Sony as an improvement to compact cassettes.

Features of Advent 201

Controls
Controls
Stereo / Mono input selector
Display
Display
Analog Needle Meter 3-Digıt Mechanical Counter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Top Loading Wood Case Orientation Center
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Sìngle Capsŧan Transport 3x Motor Mechanism Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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