Aiwa AD-3600
Dolby B NR Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This Aiwa AD-3600 is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Aiwa in 1981 with a list price of USD $460 and discontinued 5 years later in 1986.

The main features of the Aiwa AD-3600 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven dual-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-3600 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the AD-3600 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the AD-3600 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the AD-3600 requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback. 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 AD-3600 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 RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable.

Compact Cassette
  • DX Combination Head System
  • Dual Motor Drive
  • Dual Capstan Drive System
  • 3 Head
  • ADMS (Automatic Demagnetizing System)

Historic events

1981 Dave Smith proposes the Universal Synthesizer Interface that would become the MIDI standard in 1983.
1982 Sony launched the CDP-101 in Japan
1983 The Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is introduced at the first North American Music Manufacturers (NAMM) show in Los Angeles.
1984 Seiko Instruments U.S.A. Inc. displays the first wristwatch computer, with a 10-character, 4-line LCD.
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.
1986 Pixar founded by Edwin Catmull, Alvy Ray Smith and Steve Jobs.

Features of Aiwa AD-3600

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
Demagnetizing (Auto) 3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby HX Double Dolby NR Circuits
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Slack-Tape Takeup Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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