Nakamichi CR-2
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

This Nakamichi CR-2 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1988 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $495 and discontinued 2 years later in 1990.

The main features of the Nakamichi CR-2 are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits 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 which is opened by a damped mechanism.

Level meters used on the CR-2 are digital LED peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the CR-2 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the CR-2 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 CR-2 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
  • Silent Mechanism
  • Microprocessor Control

Historic events

1988 Microsoft releases Windows 2.1.
1989 Commodore announces that 1 million Amiga computers have been sold.
1990 Commodore announces the Amiga 3000 computer.

Features of Nakamichi CR-2

Bias Fine Tune
AC Power Cord / Plug Wired Remote Control RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Digital LED Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Multi-Regulated Power Supply Fast-Response Discrete-Configuration Voltage Regulator DC-Coupled Amplifier Record Protection Dual-Mono Amplifier Construction
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
4 Track / 2 Channel 2 Head Desiǥn
Dolby C Record Dolby B Stop Play Pause 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 Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Damped Eject
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control Record Level Balance Control
Shock Absorbtion
Acoustic Isolating Feet
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Mechanical Tape Loading 3x Motor Mechanism Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Belt Drive (Mechanism) Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

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