Aiwa AD-3100
Dolby B NR Soft Touch Metal Tape

This Aiwa AD-3100 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Aiwa in 1981 with a recommended retail price of USD $240 and discontinued 4 years later in 1985.

The main features of the Aiwa AD-3100 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, 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 AD-3100 are generic digital peak reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the AD-3100. 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-3100 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.

Compact Cassette
  • DX Head
  • Timer Standby System
  • Soft Touch Control Mechanism

Historic events

1981 NASA launches first Space Shuttle.
1982 The Microfloppy Industry Committee agreed upon a 3½-inch floppy specification.
1983 Publication of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) standard, a protocol which allows electronic instruments and other digital musical tools to communicate with each other.
1984 The first episode of the Miami Vice television crime drama series, premiered on NBC.
1985 Sony and Philips produced the standard for Compact Disc Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) computer discs that would use the same laser technology as the audio CD.

Features of Aiwa AD-3100

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Play Pause Dolby B Metal Tape Chrome Tape Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Cue / Review Timer Recording/Playback Soft Touch Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
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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