Nakamichi 580
Dolby B NR Wired Remote Control Full Logic

This Nakamichi 580 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1978 with a recommended retail price of USD $650 and discontinued 3 years later in 1981.

The main features of the Nakamichi 580 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling 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. Additionally the compartement can be accessed easly for head cleaning by removing the well-cover.

Level meters used on the 580 are analog needle VU reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the 580 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage at two speeds.

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

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the 580 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 580 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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
  • Diffused-Resonance Transport
  • Double Capstan
  • Silent Mechanism
  • Asymmetrical Dual Capstans

Historic events

1978 Technics introduced the famous SL-1200MK2 turntable
1979 The video game "Asteroids" is created.
1980 Worldwide sale of Rubik's Cube starts.
1981 The Pacman and Donkey Kong video games are written, and go on to become huge hits

Features of Nakamichi 580

Calibration
Calibration
400Hz Test Tone Manual Level Calibration Manual Bias Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
Pressure Pad Lifter 2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Play Pause Fast Forward Rewind Illuminated Cassette Compartment Stop
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Cue / Review Removable Well Cover 2-Speed Cueing Damped Eject Timer Recording
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Output-Level Control Master Record 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
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport Idler Drive (Reel) 3x Motor Mechanism Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Belt Drive (Mechanism)

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