Nakamichi CR-7E
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape Direct Drive Wireless Remote Control 3 Head

This Nakamichi CR-7 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1986 with a list price of USD $1,849 and discontinued 7 years later in 1993.

The main features of the Nakamichi CR-7 are: 3 discrete heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear 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-7 are digital FL peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the CR-7 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 CR-7s playback head to the azimuth the tape was recorded with so playback on the {0} is possible with the best sound quality. To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, bias and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

Dolby C-type used in the CR-7 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. A Subsonic filter is provided in the CR-7 to prevent infrasonic signals generated when playing a warped record. These signals can upset the Dolby system and prevening it from functioning properly. 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-7 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
  • Playback Azimuth Fine Tuning
  • Direct Drive
  • Pressure pad lifter
  • Double Capstan
  • Microprocessor Control
  • Discrete 3-Head Technology
  • Asymmetrical Dual Capstans
  • Auto Calibration

Historic events

1986 Pixar founded by Edwin Catmull, Alvy Ray Smith and Steve Jobs.
1987 The brand AKAI is no longer used and is replaced by A&D in Japan when merged by Mitsubishi
1988 Sony begins producing VHS recorders
1989 Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau built the prototype systemwhich became the World Wide Web at CERN.
1990 Commodore announces the Amiga 3000 computer.
1991 Apple intrroduces the "QuickTime" multimedia format.
1992 Philips launched the DCC (Digital Compact Cassette) format
1993 The first graphical program able to view data on the "web" is released through a program called Mosaic

Features of Nakamichi CR-7

Auto Playback Azimuth Calibration Auto Bias Calibration Manual Playback Azimuth Correction Auto Level Calibration
AC Power Cord / Plug Wired Remote Control RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Digital FL Peak-Reading Meters Peak Hold Linear Tape Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter
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
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 Subsonic Filter
Full Logic Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Auto-Fade Electronic Fade-Out Damped Eject Electronic Fade-In
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control
Limited Finish
Special Finish
Gold Plated Input/Output Jacks
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity Automatic Tape Equalization
Mechanical Tape Loading 3x Motor Mechanism Belt Drive (Mechanism) Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Slack-Tape Takeup Dual-Capstan Transport

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