Alpage FL-8000
Dolby B NR 3 Head

The Alpage FL-8000 is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Alpage in 1979 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Alpage FL-8000 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and ferro-chrome tapes with additional manual equalization selection, 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 FL-8000 are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Mechanical transport controls for reliable FL-8000 transport function selection.

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.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the FL-8000 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the FL-8000 requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback.

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
  • Closed Loop Dual Capstan
  • 3 Head

Historic events

1979 Intel released the first 16-bit processor, the 8086.
1980 Pac-Man arcade game developed by Namco released in Japan.

Features of Alpage FL-8000

Calibration
Calibration
400Hz Test Tone Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Normal Frequency Bias Oscillator
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Peak Indicator Dolby B Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Double Dolby NR Circuits
Controls
Operation
Line / Mic Input Select Mechanical Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Headphone Volume Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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