Hitachi D-E1
Dolby B NR Soft Touch Metal Tape

This Hitachi D-E1 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Hitachi in 1982 and discontinued 2 years later in 1984.

The main features of the Hitachi D-E1 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal 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-E1 are analog needle VU reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the D-E1.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the D-E1 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.

Compact Cassette
  • Soft Touch Control

Historic events

1982 Sony and Philips announce the CD (Compact Disc) in Tokyo
1983 Apple introduces the Lisa computer, the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI).
1984 The Ferrari Testarossa, a two-door coupé, premiered at the Paris Auto Show.

Features of Hitachi D-E1

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left 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
Soft Touch Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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