Hitachi D-E12
Full Logic

This Hitachi D-E12 is a stereo cassette deck, it was first sold by Hitachi in 1984 and discontinued 3 years later in 1987.

The main features of the Hitachi D-E12 are:, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling normal and 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-E12 are analog needle VU reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the D-E12 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1984 The movie "Terminator" is released, revealing advanced computer generated graphics as a main staple in its special effects.
1985 Sony and Philips produced the standard for Compact Disc Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) computer discs that would use the same laser technology as the audio CD.
1986 IEC (60094-7) standard on magnetic tape sound recording and reproducing systems
1987 Commodore announces the Amiga 2000 and 500 computers.

Features of Hitachi D-E12

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
4 Track / 2 Channel
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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