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This Hitachi D-E57 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Hitachi in 1982 with a list price of USD $350 and discontinued 2 years later in 1984.

The main features of the Hitachi D-E57 are: 2 heads, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes.

Dolby C-type used in the D-E57 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1982 Sony and Philips announce the CD (Compact Disc) in Tokyo
1983 Mario Bros. is first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber
1984 The movie "Terminator" is released, revealing advanced computer generated graphics as a main staple in its special effects.

Features of Hitachi D-E57

Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
4 Track / 2 Channel 2 Head Desiǥn
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby-B 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

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