Hitachi D-40s
Dolby B NR

This Hitachi D-40s is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Hitachi in 1978 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $300 and discontinued 2 years later in 1980.

The main features of the Hitachi D-40s are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and ferro-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-40s are analog needle VU reading meters.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the D-40s 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

Historic events

1978 Nintendo releases its first video game, Computer Othello.
1979 The video game "Asteroids" is created.
1980 Pac-Man arcade game developed by Namco released in Japan.

Features of Hitachi D-40s

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 Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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