Akai HX-R5
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

This Akai HX-R5 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Akai in 1983 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Akai HX-R5 are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, auto reverse 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-R5 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the HX-R5 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the HX-R5 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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Electronic Rec Level Control
  • Auto Tape Selector
  • Dolby B-C Nr System
  • Quick Reverse
  • Reverse Recording
  • Auto Reverse
  • IPLS (Instant Program Locating System)

Historic events

1983 The Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is introduced at the first North American Music Manufacturers (NAMM) show in Los Angeles.
1984 Seiko Instruments U.S.A. Inc. displays the first wristwatch computer, with a 10-character, 4-line LCD.

Features of Akai HX-R5

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo Reverse recording
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Auto-Space
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Electronic Record Level Control
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 2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2)

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