Hitachi D-X10
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Metal Tape 3 Head

This Hitachi D-X10 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Hitachi in 1984 with a list price of USD $660 and discontinued 3 years later in 1987.

The main features of the Hitachi D-X10 are: 3 heads and no off-tape monitoring to save production cost, digital tape counter with 4 digits, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck.

Level meters used on the D-X10 are generic digital peak reading meters.

Dolby C-type used in the D-X10 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type.

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-X10

Display
Display
4-Digıt Digital Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 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 Reverse Auto Shutoff

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