Aiwa AD-F660
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This Aiwa AD-F660 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Aiwa in 1983 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $375 and discontinued 4 years later in 1987.

The main features of the Aiwa AD-F660 are: 3 heads and no off-tape monitoring to save production cost, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, automatic 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-F660 are digital LED peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the AD-F660 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the AD-F660 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original. 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-F660 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 wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Micro Grain Dual Capstan
  • DX Combination Head System
  • 3 Head
  • ADMS (Automatic Demagnetizing System)

Historic events

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.
1987 S-VHS (Super VHS) introduction in Japan, an improved version of the VHS standard for consumer video cassette recorders.

Features of Aiwa AD-F660

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Controls
Controls
Tape Length Selection
Display
Display
Peak Hold Linear Tape Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter Remaining Time Digital LED Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Normal Frequency Bias Oscillator Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
Demagnetizing (Auto) 3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Dolby C Dolby B Metal Tape Chrome Tape Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Record Mute Memory Stop Intro Scan Auto-Space
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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