Akai CS-M01
Dolby B NR

The Akai CS-M01 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Akai in 1979 with a recommended retail price of USD $180 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Akai CS-M01 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and ferro-chrome 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 CS-M01 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable CS-M01 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the CS-M01 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. To further maintain recording accuracy, the CS-M01 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the CS-M01 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
  • Sendust Head

Historic events

1979 Introduction of the Australian made Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument, the first polyphonic digital sampling synthesiser.
1980 Worldwide sale of Rubik's Cube starts.

Features of Akai CS-M01

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Dolby B Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Timer Recording/Playback Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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