Fisher DD-450
Dolby B NR Full Logic Direct Drive Metal Tape 3 Head

The Fisher DD-450 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Fisher in 1982 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Fisher DD-450 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, analog 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes, single 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 DD-450 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the DD-450 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the DD-450 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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. 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
  • Metal
  • Studio Standard
  • Full Logic Control

Historic events

1982 Sony and Philips announce the CD (Compact Disc) in Tokyo
1983 Mario Bros. is first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber

Features of Fisher DD-450

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Pitch Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-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 Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

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