Cambridge Audio CT-50
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Metal Tape

The Cambridge Audio CT-50 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was introduced by Cambridge Audio in 1990 and discontinued 2 years later in 1992.

The main features of the Cambridge Audio CT-50 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, automatic tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven single-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 CT-50 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the CT-50 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the CT-50 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original.

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
  • 2 Motor
  • Full Logic Control

Historic events

1990 Dolby S Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1991 Apple intrroduces the "QuickTime" multimedia format.
1992 Philips launched the DCC (Digital Compact Cassette) format

Features of Cambridge Audio CT-50

Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Output Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Automatic Tape Type Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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