Nakamichi DR-1
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This Nakamichi DR-1 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1992 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $930 and discontinued 4 years later in 1996.

The main features of the Nakamichi DR-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, belt driven 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 DR-1 are digital FL peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the DR-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 DR-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 DR-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 DR-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
  • Discrete 3-Head Technology
  • Asymmetrical Dual Capstans

Historic events

1992 Philips launched the DCC (Digital Compact Cassette) format
1993 Intel introduces the "Pentium" processing chip.
1994 CompactFlash (CF) mass storage device format used in portable electronic devices introduced by SanDisk
1995 Microsoft releases Windows 95.
1996 Introduction of the first smartphone, the Nokia 9000 Communicator which incorporated PDA functionality

Features of Nakamichi DR-1

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Playback Azimuth Correction Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones System Remote-Control Input
Display
Display
Digital FL Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Multi-Regulated Power Supply 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
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Bi-Directional Auto-Search Real-Time Tape Monitoring Damped Eject
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control 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
Automatic Tape Equalization Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Slack-Tape Takeup Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Belt Drive (Mechanism)

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