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This Hitachi D-E55 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Hitachi in 1981 with a recommended retail price of USD $260 and discontinued 3 years later in 1984.

The main features of the Hitachi D-E55 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, 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-E55 are analog needle VU reading meters.

Dolby C-type used in the D-E55 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. 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

1981 NASA launches first Space Shuttle.
1982 Commodore announces the Commodore 64 computer.
1983 Mario Bros. is first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber
1984 The Ferrari Testarossa, a two-door coupé, premiered at the Paris Auto Show.

Features of Hitachi D-E55

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle 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 Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Mechanical Tape Loading

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