Luxman 5K50
Dolby B NR Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This Luxman 5K50M is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Luxman in 1980 and discontinued 3 years later in 1983.

The main features of the Luxman 5K50M are: 3 discrete heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, dual capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the center 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 5K50M are optical digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the 5K50M let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the 5K50M by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The 19kHz multiplex pilot slgnal present in FM stereo broadcasts can cause false triggering of the noise reduction system. The switchable MPX filter of the 5K50M filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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 wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Laboratory Reference Series

Historic events

1980 Dolby C Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1981 IBM introduces the IBM PC.
1982 VHS-Compact (VHS-C), originally developed for portable VCRs, but ultimately finding success in palm-sized camcorders
1983 Publication of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) standard, a protocol which allows electronic instruments and other digital musical tools to communicate with each other.

Features of Luxman 5K50M

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Ground Terminal RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones Wired Remote Control Pro
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Optical Peak-Reading Meters Peak Hold Linear Tape Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Center Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel Seperate Record and Playback Heads
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Cue / Review Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport

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