The main features of the Nakamichi 480 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal 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. Additionally the compartement can be accessed easly for head cleaning by removing the well-cover.
Level meters used on the 480 are analog needle VU reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the 480.
The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the 480 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. To further maintain recording accuracy, the 480 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the 480 can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.
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.
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