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

This Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1 Limited is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1991 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $888.

The main features of the Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1 Limited 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 Limited are digital FL peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the Cassette Deck 1 Limited 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 1 Limiteds 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 Limited 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 Limited 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
  • Limited
  • Double Capstan
  • Silent Mechanism
  • Microprocessor Control
  • Asymmetrical Dual Capstans
  • Discrete 3-Head Technology

Historic events

1991 Apple intrroduces the "QuickTime" multimedia format.

Features of Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1 Limited

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

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