Denon DRW-850
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape

The Denon DRW-850 is a auto-reverse stereo double cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was introduced by Denon in 1990 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $420 and discontinued 6 years later in 1996.

The main features of the Denon DRW-850 are: 2 heads, electronic tape counter with 4 digits, tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven auto reverse transport.

Typical front loading double cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on both sides 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 DRW-850 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the DRW-850 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the DRW-850 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.

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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Auto Reverse
  • 2 Motor Mechanism
  • High Speed Dubbing System
  • HX Pro
  • Precision Audio Component

Historic events

1990 Release of Photoshop 1.0 for Macintosh computers by Adobe.
1991 Apple intrroduces the "QuickTime" multimedia format.
1992 The Atari 2600 is finally discontinued 15 years after its introduction in September 1977
1993 Intel introduces the "Pentium" processing chip.
1994 Launch of Digital Video (DV), a digital video format that has since become a standard for home and semiprofessional video production.
1995 Ebay the online auction website was founded as AuctionWeb
1996 Nintendo announces the Nintendo 64 (a 64-bit game system).

Features of Denon DRW-850

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver CD Synchro
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Double Deck
Double Deck
Dual Deck Recording/Playback High Speed Dubbing
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left / Right 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
Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Reverse Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) 2x2 Motor Mechanism Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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