Aiwa XK-009
Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro DBX Dolby B NR Metal Tape Wireless Remote Control Full Logic 3 Head

This Aiwa XK-009 is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B/C and HX-Pro and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by Aiwa in 1988 with a list price of USD $1,100 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Aiwa XK-009 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, 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 XK-009 are generic digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the XK-009 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.

Dolby C-type used in the XK-009 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 three-head configuration of the XK-009 requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback. Dbx Type II found in the XK-009 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. 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 XK-009 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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.

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Historic events

1988 Sony begins producing VHS recorders
1989 Commodore announces that 1 million Amiga computers have been sold.

Features of Aiwa XK-009

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Bias Calibration 400Hz Test Tone 10kHz Test Tone Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
CD Direct Input RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Display
Display
Peak Hold Linear Tape Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Wood Side Panels 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 Double Dolby NR Circuits Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro® MPX Filter DBX Type II Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Cue / Review Real-Time Tape Monitoring Music Scan Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Headphone Volume Control
Feet
Shock Absorbtion
Acoustic Isolating Feet
Limited Finish
Special Finish
Gold Plated Input/Output Jacks Gold-Plated Headphone Jack
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
Mechanical Tape Loading 3x Motor Mechanism Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Auto Shutoff Dual-Capstan Transport

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