Hitachi D-220

This Hitachi D-220 is a stereo cassette deck, it was first sold by Hitachi in 1977 and discontinued 4 years later in 1981.

The main features of the Hitachi D-220 are:, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes, belt driven 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 D-220 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable D-220 transport function selection.

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

Historic events

1977 AT&T completes it prototype of cell phone technology.
1978 Technics introduced the famous SL-1200MK2 turntable
1979 Introduction of the Australian made Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument, the first polyphonic digital sampling synthesiser.
1980 Worldwide sale of Rubik's Cube starts.
1981 NASA launches first Space Shuttle.

Features of Hitachi D-220

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
4 Track / 2 Channel
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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