Lo-D D-5500DD
Dolby B NR Full Logic Direct Drive Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape 3 Head

The Lo-D D-5500DD is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Lo-D in 1979.

The main features of the Lo-D D-5500DD are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, analog 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes, dual 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 which is opened by a damped mechanism.

Level meters used on the D-5500DD are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the D-5500DD let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, bias, equalization and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the D-5500DD by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the D-5500DD requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback. To further maintain recording accuracy, the D-5500DD incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the D-5500DD can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1979 Sony introduced the Walkman

Features of Lo-D D-5500DD

Calibration
Calibration
Tape Calibration Memory Store Auto Bias Calibration Auto Level Calibration Auto Equalizer Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Peak Indicator Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Double Dolby NR Circuits
Controls
Operation
Bias Meter Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Real-Time Tape Monitoring Memory Play Damped Eject
Power
Power Requirements
Battery Powered Memory Store Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Voltage Switchable (Rear)
Limited Finish
Special Finish
Gold Plated Input/Output Jacks
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport

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