Luxman K-5A
Dolby B NR Metal Tape

This Luxman K-5A is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Luxman in 1979 with a list price of USD $495.

The main features of the Luxman K-5A are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes with additional manual equalization selection, 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 K-5A are generic digital peak reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable K-5A transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the K-5A 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-5A 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.

Compact Cassette
  • Ultimate Fidelity Stereo Component by LUX Corporation
  • Fluorescent Peak Level Indicator

Historic events

1979 The video game "Asteroids" is created.

Features of Luxman K-5A

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
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
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Line / Mic Input Select Record Mute Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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