Fisher RC-80b
Dolby B NR Direct Drive

The Fisher RC-80b is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Fisher in 1971 with a recommended retail price of USD $230 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Fisher RC-80b are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal and chrome tapes, direct drive 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 RC-80b are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable RC-80b transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RC-80b 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. 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

Historic events

1971 The liquid-crystal display (LCD) invented by James Fergason
1972 Intel releases the 8008 chip. An 8-bit processor that becomes the foundation for future personal computers.

Features of Fisher RC-80b

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Center Top Loading Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Illuminated Counter
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Double Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

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