Nakamichi BX-100E
Dolby B NR Full Logic Metal Tape

This Nakamichi BX-100 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1984 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $349 and discontinued 3 years later in 1987.

The main features of the Nakamichi BX-100 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 center 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-100 are digital LED peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the BX-100 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-100 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-100 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
  • Silent Mechanism
  • Microprocessor Control

Historic events

1984 Seiko Instruments U.S.A. Inc. displays the first wristwatch computer, with a 10-character, 4-line LCD.
1985 Sony and Philips produced the standard for Compact Disc Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) computer discs that would use the same laser technology as the audio CD.
1986 Pixar founded by Edwin Catmull, Alvy Ray Smith and Steve Jobs.
1987 S-VHS (Super VHS) introduction in Japan, an improved version of the VHS standard for consumer video cassette recorders.

Features of Nakamichi BX-100

Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Digital LED Peak-Reading Meters 3-Digıt Mechanical Counter
Electronics
Electronics
High Frequency Bias Oscillator
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Center Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Power
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback Memory Stop Electronic Fade-Out Electronic Fade-In
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
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 3x Motor Mechanism Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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