Hitachi D-550
Dolby B NR

This Hitachi D-550 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Hitachi in 1977 with a recommended retail price of USD $220.

The main features of the Hitachi D-550 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and ferro-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-550 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable D-550 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the D-550 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

1977 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak exhibiting the first Apple II

Features of Hitachi D-550

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector
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
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control Line / Mic Input Select
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
3-Position Equalization Selector Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

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