Kenwood KX-50
Dolby B NR Soft Touch Metal Tape

This Kenwood KX-50 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Kenwood in 1981 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $225 and discontinued 2 years later in 1983.

The main features of the Kenwood KX-50 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, 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 KX-50 are generic digital peak reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the KX-50.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the KX-50 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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 IBM introduces the IBM PC.
1982 Seiko introduced the world’s first TV watch.
1983 Mario Bros. is first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber

Features of Kenwood KX-50

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Timer Recording/Playback Soft Touch Transport Control One-Touch Record/Pause
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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