Elac CD500
Dolby B NR

The Elac CD 500 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Elac in 1973 with a list price of USD $294 and discontinued 2 years later in 1975.

The main features of the Elac CD 500 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, automatic 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 center 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 CD 500 are analog needle VU reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Mechanical transport controls for reliable CD 500 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the CD 500 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect a microphone with a DIN connector. For undisturbed listening a DIN connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a cable and recording from a source by a cable.

Compact Cassette
  • HiFi

Historic events

1973 IBM released the 8" floppy drive, and the first permanent storage with its first "Hard Drive"
1974 Intel releases the 8080 processor, the 8-bit successor to the original 8008.
1975 Sony launched the Betamax videocassette recording format.

Features of Elac CD 500

Connectors
Connectivity
1 Stereo Microphone Input AC Power Cord / Plug Headphones DIN Microphone Connector DIN Input/Output Connector
Controls
Controls
High / Low Switch
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Top Loading Wood Case Orientation Center Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Dolby B Chrome Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Voltage Switchable (Inside)
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Tape Speed Adjustment (Back of unit)
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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