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This Hitachi D-E5 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Hitachi in 1984 with a recommended retail price of USD $220 and discontinued 3 years later in 1987.

The main features of the Hitachi D-E5 are: 2 heads, 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-E5 are generic digital peak reading meters.

Dolby C-type used in the D-E5 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type.

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

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-E5

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Headphones
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
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 Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity IEC2 Compliant
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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