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Dolby B NR Dynamic Noise Limiter (DNL) Wired Remote Control Full Logic 3 Head

The Nakamichi 1000II is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and DNL noise reduction, it was introduced by Nakamichi in 1977 with a recommended retail price of USD $1,650 and discontinued 3 years later in 1980.

The main features of the Nakamichi 1000II are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, analog 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection with support for normal and chrome tapes with additional manual 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 which is opened by a damped mechanism.

Level meters used on the 1000II are analog needle VU reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the 1000II let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control.

Record azimuth correction. To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the 1000II by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. Unlike the various Dolby systems, which require encoding and decoding, the Dynamic noise limiter (DNL) used by Nakamichi in the 1000II works on playback only and reduces noise by as much as 10 dB. To further maintain recording accuracy, the 1000II incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the 1000II 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 3 microphone inputs (for left, right and center channels) to connect a microphone with a DIN 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
  • IC Logic
  • Double Capstan

Historic events

1977 AT&T completes it prototype of cell phone technology.
1978 The first satellite in the modern Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS) is launched.
1979 Demonstration of the first CD prototype codenamed “Pinkeltje” by Philips to the worldpress in Eindhoven
1980 Dolby C Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.

Features of Nakamichi 1000II

400Hz Test Tone Manual Azimuth Calibration Manual Level Calibration Alignment Beacon
AC Power Cord / Plug 3 Microphone Inputs DIN Microphone Connector RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones Wired Remote Control
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left Wood Case 19-Inch EIA Rack Mounting Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Tape Run Indicator
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter DNL Noise Reduction
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Stop Real-Time Tape Monitoring Pitch Control Damped Eject
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right/Blend)
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Voltage Switchable (Rear)
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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