Nakamichi MR-2
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape

This Nakamichi MR-2 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1986 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $700 and discontinued 8 years later in 1994.

The main features of the Nakamichi MR-2 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven single-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-2 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the MR-2 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-2 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 MR-2 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 or 1/4 inch cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable.

Compact Cassette
  • Pressure pad lifter
  • Silent Mechanism
  • Microprocessor Control
  • Professional

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 Introduction of Hi8 video format, an improvement of Video8
1990 Commodore announces the Amiga 3000 computer.
1991 Apple intrroduces the "QuickTime" multimedia format.
1992 The Atari 2600 is finally discontinued 15 years after its introduction in September 1977
1993 Intel introduces the "Pentium" processing chip.
1994 Launch of Digital Video (DV), a digital video format that has since become a standard for home and semiprofessional video production.

Features of Nakamichi MR-2

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
¼-inch Input Connectors RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Input/Output Ports Copy-Out Jacks
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
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
2 Head Desiǥn Pressure Pad Lifter 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 Memory Stop Electronic Fade-Out One-Touch Record Standby Pitch Control Electronic Fade-In
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 Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

Similar to Nakamichi MR-2 from the period 1986 - 1994