BASF 8200
Dolby B NR Dynamic Noise Limiter (DNL)

The BASF 8200 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and DNL noise reduction, it was introduced by BASF in 1973 and discontinued 2 years later in 1975.

The main features of the BASF 8200 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection with support 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 8200 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable 8200 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the 8200 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. Unlike the various Dolby systems, which require encoding and decoding, the Dynamic noise limiter (DNL) used by BASF in the 8200 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

1973 Computer graphics are used for the first time in the Motion Picture Industry when the movie "Westworld" is produced.
1974 Intel releases the 8080 processor, the 8-bit successor to the original 8008.
1975 Sony launched the Betamax videocassette recording format.

Features of BASF 8200

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

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