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This Esoteric V-10000 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C/S and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Esoteric in 1990 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $1,500.

The main features of the Esoteric V-10000 are: 3 heads and no off-tape monitoring to save production cost, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes.

Typical front loading cassette deck.

Dolby S-type noise reduction gives cleaner transient response, provides lower noise levels, both at low and high frequencies, and allows higher signal levels to be recorded safely on the V-10000. Dolby S-type noise reduction provides 24 dB of high frequency noise reduction plus an additional 10 dB of low frequency noise reduction. 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.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1990 Dolby S Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.

Features of Esoteric V-10000

Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby-S Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff

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