Aiwa AD-F90M
Dolby B NR Full Logic Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape 3 Head

The Aiwa AD-F90M is a stereo cassette deck with double 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-F90M 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-F90M are analog needle VU reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the AD-F90M 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, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the AD-F90M by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the AD-F90M requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback. To further maintain recording accuracy, the AD-F90M incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the AD-F90M 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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Dual Motor Drive
  • 3 Head
  • FRTS (Flat Response Tuning System)
  • Japanese Market

Historic events

1978 Technics introduced the famous SL-1200MK2 turntable
1979 The first commercial fully automated 1G (First Generation) cellular network was launched in Japan by NTT
1980 Worldwide sale of Rubik's Cube starts.

Features of Aiwa AD-F90M

Manual Bias Calibration
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Front Input Connector Wireless Remote Control Receiver
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Peak Hold Meters Peak / VU Switchable Analog Needle Meters
Normal Frequency Bias Oscillator
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Double Dolby NR Circuits
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Cue / Review Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity 3-Position Equalization Selector Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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