Aiwa AD-WX808
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo DBX Full Logic Metal Tape

The Aiwa AD-WX808 is a auto-reverse stereo double cassette deck with Dolby B and C and DBX noise reduction, it was introduced by Aiwa in 1988 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Aiwa AD-WX808 are: 2 heads, electronic tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven auto reverse transport.

Typical front loading double cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on both sides 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-WX808 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the AD-WX808 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the AD-WX808 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. Dbx Type II found in the AD-WX808 is a simplified version of the Type I noise reduction system. The dbx Type II system was designed to be used with systems with limited bandwidth such as cassette based recorders and also uses a simple 2:1:2 compander to reduce noise.

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
  • Quick Reverse
  • Continuous Play
  • Auto Tape Select
  • Amorphous Head
  • High Speed Synchro Dubbing System
  • 12 Point Peak Meter

Historic events

1988 Sony begins producing VHS recorders
1989 Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau built the prototype systemwhich became the World Wide Web at CERN.

Features of Aiwa AD-WX808

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Controls
Controls
3-Position Direction Selector
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Double Deck
Double Deck
Dual Deck Playback / Single Deck Record High Speed Dubbing
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left / Right Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby HX Dolby-C Noise Reduction DBX Type II Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
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 Reverse Quick Auto Reverse Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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