Fisher CR-5120
Dolby B NR 3 Head

This Fisher CR-5120 is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Fisher in 1977 with a recommended retail price of USD $400 and discontinued 3 years later in 1980.

The main features of the Fisher CR-5120 are: 3 discrete heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and ferro-chrome tapes, belt driven dual-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 CR-5120 are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Mechanical transport controls for reliable CR-5120 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the CR-5120 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the CR-5120 requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect microphones with a jack connector. For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied.

Compact Cassette
  • Studio Standard
  • Three Ferrite Heads System

Historic events

1977 The movie "Star Wars" is released, revealing special effects, and film technology never before seen by the general public.
1978 Nintendo releases its first video game, Computer Othello.
1979 Intel released the first 16-bit processor, the 8086.
1980 Pac-Man arcade game developed by Namco released in Japan.

Features of Fisher CR-5120

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Wood Case Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel Seperate Record and Playback Heads
Indicators
Indicators
Peak Indicator Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby FM Dolby-B Noise Reduction Double Dolby NR Circuits
Controls
Operation
Line / Mic Input Select Memory Stop Mechanical Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Output Level Controls Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

Similar to Fisher CR-5120 from the period 1977 - 1980

ebay Fisher CR-5120 related items currently for sale Last update on Oct 19, 2021 4:53:34 AM CEST