Nakamichi CR-5
Dolby C logo Dolby B NR Wired Remote Control Metal Tape Direct Drive Full Logic 3 Head

This Nakamichi CR-5 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1986 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $1,095 and discontinued 4 years later in 1990.

The main features of the Nakamichi CR-5 are: 3 discrete heads and off-tape monitoring, 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, dual 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-5 are digital FL peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the CR-5 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the CR-5 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-5 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
  • Diffused-Resonance Transport
  • Pressure pad lifter
  • Direct Drive
  • Double Capstan
  • Microprocessor Control
  • Asymmetrical Dual Capstans
  • Discrete 3-Head Technology

Historic events

1986 IEC (60094-7) standard on magnetic tape sound recording and reproducing systems
1987 S-VHS (Super VHS) introduction in Japan, an improved version of the VHS standard for consumer video cassette recorders.
1988 Boeing 747-400's first flight
1989 Commodore announces that 1 million Amiga computers have been sold.
1990 Dolby S Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.

Features of Nakamichi CR-5

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug Wired Remote Control RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
4-Digıt Digital Counter Digital FL Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
Pressure Pad Lifter 3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel Seperate Record and Playback Heads
Indicators
Indicators
Dolby C Record Mute Fader Down Dolby B Fader Up Fast Forward Rewind Stop Source/Tape Play Pause Metal Tape Cassette Back Lighting Chrome Tape MPX Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Electronic Fade-Out Damped Eject Electronic Fade-In
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control
Limited Finish
Special Finish
Gold Plated Input/Output Jacks
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 Automatic Tape Equalization
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading 3x Motor Mechanism Belt Drive (Mechanism) Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Slack-Tape Takeup Dual-Capstan Transport

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