Aiwa AD-F70M
Dolby B NR Metal Tape Full Logic

This Aiwa AD-F70M is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Aiwa in 1979.

The main features of the Aiwa AD-F70M are: 2 heads, 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-F70M are analog needle VU reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the AD-F70M 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.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the AD-F70M by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. 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-F70M 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
  • Dual Motor Drive

Historic events

1979 Philips introduced the Video 2000-system (also known as 'Video Compact Cassette' or VCC)

Features of Aiwa AD-F70M

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs DIN Input/Output Connector Wired Remote Input/Output Ports RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Peak Hold Analog Needle Meters Meters Peak / VU Switchable Remaining Time
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
4 Track / 2 Channel 2 Head Desiǥn
Indicators
Indicators
Record Fast Forward Rewind Play Pause Peak Level Indicators Cassette Back Lighting MPX
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Cue / Review Line / Mic Input Select Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
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 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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