BASF 8100 HiFi
Dynamic Noise Limiter (DNL)

This BASF 8100 HiFi is a stereo cassette deck with DNL noise reduction, it was first sold by BASF in 1976 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the BASF 8100 HiFi are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and ferro-chrome tapes (automatic for normal and chrome tapes), belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout 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 8100 HiFi are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable 8100 HiFi transport function selection.

Unlike the various Dolby systems, which require encoding and decoding, the Dynamic noise limiter (DNL) used by BASF in the 8100 HiFi works on playback only and reduces noise by as much as 10 dB.

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

1976 Commercial Concorde flights by British Airways and Air France began.
1977 The movie "Star Wars" is released, revealing special effects, and film technology never before seen by the general public.

Features of BASF 8100 HiFi

Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Top Loading Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
DNL Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Automatic CrO2 Tape Selection Automatic Normal Tape Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

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