Aiwa AD-3200
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Soft Touch Metal Tape

This Aiwa AD-3200 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Aiwa in 1981 with a list price of USD $295 and discontinued 4 years later in 1985.

The main features of the Aiwa AD-3200 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-3200 are generic digital peak reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the AD-3200. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.

Dolby C-type used in the AD-3200 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type.

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 The first DeLorean DMC-12 rolling off the production line
1982 Sony and Philips announce the CD (Compact Disc) in Tokyo
1983 Mario Bros. is first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber
1984 The movie "Terminator" is released, revealing advanced computer generated graphics as a main staple in its special effects.
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-3200

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
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
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
Dolby C Record Play Pause Dolby B Metal Tape Chrome Tape Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Cue / Review Timer Recording/Playback Soft Touch Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
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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