Nakamichi MR-1
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Metal Tape Full Logic Direct Drive 3 Head

This Nakamichi MR-1 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction with connectors for optional external DBX, DNL, Adres, Super-d or High-ComII noise reduction systems, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1985 with a recommended retail price of USD $1,000 and discontinued 9 years later in 1994.

The main features of the Nakamichi MR-1 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 center 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.

Level meters used on the MR-1 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the MR-1 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control.

Dolby C-type used in the MR-1 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 MR-1 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 MR-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 XLR or 1/4 inch cable and recording from a source by a XLR 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
  • Silent Mechanism
  • Microprocessor Control
  • Professional
  • Asymmetrical Dual Capstans
  • Discrete 3-Head Technology

Historic events

1985 Philips ends production of Video 2000
1986 Nintendo releases its first video game console for the home, NES (Nintendo Entertainment System).
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 Introduction of Hi8 video format, an improvement of Video8
1990 Release of Photoshop 1.0 for Macintosh computers by Adobe.
1991 The first digital 2G (Second Generation) cellular technology was launched by Radiolinja in Finland on the GSM standard
1992 The Atari 2600 is finally discontinued 15 years after its introduction in September 1977
1993 Intel introduces the "Pentium" processing chip.
1994 CompactFlash (CF) mass storage device format used in portable electronic devices introduced by SanDisk

Features of Nakamichi MR-1

Connectors
Connectivity
¼-inch Input Connectors AC Power Cord / Plug XLR Output Jacks Headphones Wired Remote Control XLR Input Jacks
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Center 19-Inch EIA Rack Mounting 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 Subsonic Filter External Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute One-Touch Record/Pause Memory Stop Pitch Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Headphone Volume 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
Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Slack-Tape Takeup Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport

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