Aiwa AD-F350
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape

The Aiwa AD-F350 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was introduced by Aiwa in 1985 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $190 and discontinued 2 years later in 1987.

The main features of the Aiwa AD-F350 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, automatic tape type selection with support for 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-F350 are digital LED peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the AD-F350 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the AD-F350 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type.

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
  • Automatic Tape Select
  • DX Head
  • Automatic Record Mute
  • Led Optical Display
  • Metal
  • Full Logic Operation
  • 8 Point Peak Program Meter

Historic events

1985 Video8 was introduced, the year that Sony introduced the Handycam, one of the first Video8 cameras.
1986 IEC (60094-7) standard on magnetic tape sound recording and reproducing systems
1987 Sony launched DAT (Digital Audio Tape) as a new audio tape standard

Features of Aiwa AD-F350

RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Digital LED Peak-Reading Meters 3-Digıt Mechanical Counter
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Metal Tape Chrome Tape Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Full Logic Transport Control Record Mute Auto-Space
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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