Hitachi D-W500
Dolby B NR Soft Touch Metal Tape

This Hitachi D-W500 is a stereo double cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Hitachi in 1985.

The main features of the Hitachi D-W500 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, auto reverse transport.

Typical front loading double 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-W500 are generic digital peak reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the D-W500.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the D-W500 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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

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.

Features of Hitachi D-W500

Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Double Deck
Double Deck
Dual Deck Playback / Single Deck Record Relay Playback
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
One-Touch Record Standby Timer Recording/Playback Soft Touch Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Automatic Tape Type Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2)

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