Nakamichi DR-8
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape

This Nakamichi DR-8 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1999 with a list price of USD $600 and discontinued 3 years later in 2002.

The main features of the Nakamichi DR-8 are: 2 heads, 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 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 DR-8 are digital FL peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the DR-8 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the DR-8 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-8 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
  • Silent Mechanism
  • Microprocessor Control

Historic events

1999 Introduction of Digital8 (or D8), a consumer digital videotape format developed by Sony.
2000 Windows 2000 is released
2001 Microsoft releases Windows XP.
2002 Nakamichi went into bankruptcy protection.

Features of Nakamichi DR-8

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones System Remote-Control Input
Display
Display
4-Digıt Digital Counter Digital FL Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Multi-Regulated Power Supply Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
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 Damped Eject
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
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 Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Belt Drive (Mechanism)

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