Nakamichi LX-3
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

This Nakamichi LX-3 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1982 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $595 and discontinued 2 years later in 1984.

The main features of the Nakamichi LX-3 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 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. Additionally the compartement can be accessed easly for head cleaning by removing the well-cover.

Level meters used on the LX-3 are digital LED peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the LX-3 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the LX-3 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 LX-3 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
  • Double Capstan
  • Silent Mechanism
  • Microprocessor Control
  • Asymmetrical Dual Capstans

Historic events

1982 VHS-Compact (VHS-C), originally developed for portable VCRs, but ultimately finding success in palm-sized camcorders
1983 The Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is introduced at the first North American Music Manufacturers (NAMM) show in Los Angeles.
1984 The Ferrari Testarossa, a two-door coupé, premiered at the Paris Auto Show.

Features of Nakamichi LX-3

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 LED Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
Pressure Pad Lifter 4 Track / 2 Channel 2 Head Desiǥn
Indicators
Indicators
Record Fast Forward Rewind Stop Play Pause Illuminated Cassette Compartment
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Electronic Fade-Out Removable Well Cover Damped Eject Electronic Fade-In
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
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
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Idler Drive (Reel) 3x Motor Mechanism Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Belt Drive (Mechanism) Auto Shutoff Slack-Tape Takeup Dual-Capstan Transport

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