Nakamichi 580M
Dolby B NR Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

This Nakamichi 580M is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1978 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $690 and discontinued 3 years later in 1981.

The main features of the Nakamichi 580M are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling 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 580M are analog needle VU reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the 580M 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, sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the 580M 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 580M 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
  • IC Logic
  • Pressure pad lifter
  • Double Capstan
  • Silent Mechanism
  • Asymmetrical Dual Capstans

Historic events

1978 Nintendo releases its first video game, Computer Othello.
1979 Intel released the first 16-bit processor, the 8086.
1980 Pac-Man arcade game developed by Namco released in Japan.
1981 IBM introduces the IBM PC.

Features of Nakamichi 580M

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

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