Akai HX-A201
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Soft Touch Metal Tape

The Akai HX-A201 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was introduced by Akai in 1986 with a list price of USD $140 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Akai HX-A201 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal, 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 HX-A201 are generic digital peak reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the HX-A201.

Dolby C-type used in the HX-A201 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type.

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

Historic events

1986 Nintendo releases its first video game console for the home, NES (Nintendo Entertainment System).
1987 The brand AKAI is no longer used and is replaced by A&D in Japan when merged by Mitsubishi

Features of Akai HX-A201

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left 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-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Timer Recording/Playback Soft Touch Transport Control One-Touch Record/Pause
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 Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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