Alpine / Luxman K-106
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo DBX Dolby HXPro Full Logic Metal Tape

This Luxman K-106 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by Luxman in 1987 with a list price of USD $580 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Luxman K-106 are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes with automatic equalization selection, belt driven 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.

Level meters used on the K-106 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the K-106 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the K-106 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original. Dbx Type II found in the K-106 is a simplified version of the Type I noise reduction system. The dbx Type II system was designed to be used with systems with limited bandwidth such as cassette based recorders and also uses a simple 2:1:2 compander to reduce noise.

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

1987 Commodore announces the Amiga 2000 and 500 computers.
1988 Microsoft releases Windows 2.1.

Features of Luxman K-106

Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction DBX Type II Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Blank Skip Record Mute Intro Scan
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Equalization Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Reverse Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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