Aiwa AD-6900MKII
Dolby B NR Full Logic Metal Tape Wireless Remote Control 3 Head

This Aiwa AD-6900MKII is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Aiwa in 1979 with a list price of USD $1,000 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Aiwa AD-6900MKII are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes with additional manual equalization selection, 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-6900MKII are analog needle VU reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the AD-6900MKII let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the AD-6900MKII by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the AD-6900MKII 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-6900MKII 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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Dual Motor Drive
  • 3 Head
  • Metal
  • Flat Response Tuning System

Historic events

1979 The video game "Asteroids" is created.
1980 3M, Mitsubishi, Sony and Studer each introduce a multitrack digital recorder.

Features of Aiwa AD-6900MKII

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Level Calibration Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs DIN Input/Output Connector RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Peak Hold Analog Needle Meters Meters Peak / VU Switchable
Electronics
Electronics
Normal Frequency Bias Oscillator
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Wood Side Panels Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Fast Forward Rewind Play Pause Cassette Back Lighting MPX
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Double Dolby NR Circuits MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Cue / Review Real-Time Tape Monitoring Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) 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 Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Mechanical Tape Loading Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

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