Hitachi D-45s

This Hitachi D-45s is a stereo cassette deck, it was first sold by Hitachi in 1980 with a list price of USD $250 and discontinued 4 years later in 1984.

The main features of the Hitachi D-45s are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes.

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-45s are generic digital peak reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable D-45s transport function selection.

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

1980 Pac-Man arcade game developed by Namco released in Japan.
1981 The first DeLorean DMC-12 rolling off the production line
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
1984 The movie "Terminator" is released, revealing advanced computer generated graphics as a main staple in its special effects.

Features of Hitachi D-45s

Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors
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
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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