The main features of the Aiwa AD-1500 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal and chrome tapes with additional manual equalization selection, belt driven single-capstan transport.
Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout 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 which is opened by a damped mechanism.
Level meters used on the AD-1500 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable AD-1500 transport function selection. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.
The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the AD-1500 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.
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 RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable.
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