Nakamichi BX-1
Dolby B NR Metal Tape Full Logic

This Nakamichi BX-1 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1982 with a recommended retail price of USD $299 and discontinued 2 years later in 1984.

The main features of the Nakamichi BX-1 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 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 BX-1 are digital LED peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the BX-1 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the BX-1 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 BX-1 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.

Compact Cassette
  • Microprocessor Control

Historic events

1982 Commodore announces the Commodore 64 computer.
1983 TV Series The "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC.
1984 Apple Computer introduces the Macintosh.

Features of Nakamichi BX-1

Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Digital LED Peak-Reading Meters 3-Digıt Mechanical Counter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Play Pause Dolby B Power Stop
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Memory Stop One-Touch Record Standby Tape Start Memory
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance 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 Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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