K-12
Dolby B NR Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

This Luxman K-12 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Luxman in 1979 with a recommended retail price of USD $995 and discontinued 3 years later in 1982.

The main features of the Luxman K-12 are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, 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 right 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-12 are generic digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the K-12 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the K-12 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 K-12 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

Historic events

1979 The first commercial fully automated 1G (First Generation) cellular network was launched in Japan by NTT
1980 Worldwide sale of Rubik's Cube starts.
1981 The first DeLorean DMC-12 rolling off the production line
1982 VHS-Compact (VHS-C), originally developed for portable VCRs, but ultimately finding success in palm-sized camcorders

Features of Luxman K-12

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Peak Hold 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Right Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Auto-Play Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection 3-Position Equalization Selector 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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