Hitachi D-850
Dolby B NR 3 Head

This Hitachi D-850 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Hitachi in 1978 with a list price of USD $400.

The main features of the Hitachi D-850 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes, dual 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-850 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable D-850 transport function selection.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the D-850 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
  • Power Assisted Control
  • D.C.C.S.
  • Dual Capstan

Historic events

1978 Technics introduced the famous SL-1200MK2 turntable

Features of Hitachi D-850

Calibration
Calibration
400Hz Test Tone Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Dolby B
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby FM Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity 2-Position Equalization Selector
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport

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