BASF 8200 HiFi
Dolby B NR Dynamic Noise Limiter (DNL)

This BASF 8200 HiFi is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and DNL noise reduction, it was first sold by BASF in 1976 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the BASF 8200 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 8200 HiFi are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable 8200 HiFi transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the 8200 HiFi 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 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 JVC developed the VHS (Video Home System) format, and introduced the first VHS recorders to the consumer market
1977 AT&T completes it prototype of cell phone technology.

Features of BASF 8200 HiFi

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
Memory Repeat Mechanical Transport Control
Auto Record Level
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Automatic CrO2 Tape Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Automatic Normal Tape Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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