Aiwa AD-F80M
Dolby B NR Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

The Aiwa AD-F80M is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Aiwa in 1978 and discontinued 2 years later in 1980.

The main features of the Aiwa AD-F80M are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, analog 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome, ferro-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-F80M are analog needle VU reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the AD-F80M 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, bias and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the AD-F80M by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. To further maintain recording accuracy, the AD-F80M incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the AD-F80M can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

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
  • 3 Head
  • FRTS (Flat Response Tuning System)

Historic events

1978 Nintendo releases its first video game, Computer Othello.
1979 The video game "Asteroids" is created.
1980 3M, Mitsubishi, Sony and Studer each introduce a multitrack digital recorder.

Features of Aiwa AD-F80M

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Front Input Connector Wired Remote Input/Output Ports
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Peak Hold Meters Peak / VU Switchable Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Normal Frequency Bias Oscillator
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Cue / Review Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Real-Time Tape Monitoring
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 Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity 3-Position Equalization Selector Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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