ELAC CD520
Dolby B NR Dynamic Noise Limiter (DNL)

This Elac CD 520 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and DNL noise reduction, it was first sold by Elac in 1975 and discontinued 2 years later in 1977.

The main features of the Elac CD 520 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling 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 520 are analog needle VU reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Mechanical transport controls for reliable CD 520 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the CD 520 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 Elac in the CD 520 works on playback only and reduces noise by as much as 10 dB.

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 RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable.

Compact Cassette
  • HiFi

Historic events

1975 Sony launched the Betamax videocassette recording format.
1976 Sony first publicly demonstrated an optical digital audio disc
1977 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak exhibiting the first Apple II

Features of Elac CD 520

Connectors
Connectivity
1 Stereo Microphone Input AC Power Cord / Plug Headphones DIN Microphone Connector RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters Analog Needle Meters
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 DNL 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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