Grundig CF 5500-2
Dolby B NR Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This Grundig CF 5500-2 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Grundig in 1981 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Grundig CF 5500-2 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital tape counter with 3 digits and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes with additional manual equalization selection, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the right side of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically and the cassette needs to be placed directly over the head block. Additionally the heads can be easilly accessed for cleaning.

Level meters used on the CF 5500-2 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the CF 5500-2 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the CF 5500-2 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

Compact Cassette
  • Quartz Control
  • Direct Frontloader
  • 2 Motors
  • 3 Heads

Historic events

1981 Dave Smith proposes the Universal Synthesizer Interface that would become the MIDI standard in 1983.
1982 Seiko introduced the world’s first TV watch.

Features of Grundig CF 5500-2

3-Digıt Digital Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Right Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Full Logic Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring Memory Stop Timer Recording
Headphone Volume Control
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
2x Motor Mechanism Direct Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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