Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1
Dolby C logo Dolby B NR Metal Tape Full Logic 3 Head

This Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1990 with a recommended retail price of USD $879 and discontinued 2 years later in 1992.

The main features of the Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1 are: 3 discrete heads and off-tape monitoring, digital tape counter with 4 digits, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes with automatic equalization selection, dual-capstan transport driven by a gear.

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.

Level meters used on the Cassette Deck 1 are digital FL peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the Cassette Deck 1 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Manual playback azimuth correction provides controls to manually adjust the azimuth of the Cassette Deck 1s playback head to the azimuth the tape was recorded with so playback on the {0} is possible with the best sound quality.

Dolby C-type used in the Cassette Deck 1 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. 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 Cassette Deck 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
  • Diffused-Resonance Transport
  • Pressure pad lifter
  • Double Capstan
  • Silent Mechanism
  • Microprocessor Control
  • Asymmetrical Dual Capstans
  • Discrete 3-Head Technology

Historic events

1990 Commodore announces the Amiga 3000 computer.
1991 Introduction of MiniDisc by Sony
1992 The Atari 2600 is finally discontinued 15 years after its introduction in September 1977

Features of Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1

Manual Playback Azimuth Correction Bias Fine Tune
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones System Remote-Control Input
Digital FL Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Multi-Regulated Power Supply Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
Pressure Pad Lifter 3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel Seperate Record and Playback Heads
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute One-Touch Record/Pause Bi-Directional Auto-Search Real-Time Tape Monitoring Damped Eject
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Record Level Balance Control Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control
Limited Finish
Special Finish
Gold Plated Input/Output Jacks
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Automatic Tape Equalization Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Auto Shutoff Gear Drive (Reel) Slack-Tape Takeup Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Belt Drive (Mechanism)

Similar to Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1 from the period 1990 - 1992

ebay Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1 related items currently for sale Last update on Jul 5, 2022 12:02:39 AM CEST