Nakamichi RX-202
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape

This Nakamichi RX-202 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1982 with a recommended retail price of USD $879 and discontinued 11 years later in 1993.

The main features of the Nakamichi RX-202 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 single-capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the center of the deck. Tape loading/unloading is operated motorized and the cassette needs to be placed upside-down in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the RX-202 are digital LED peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the RX-202 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the RX-202 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 RX-202 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
  • UDAR (Uni-Directional Auto-Reverse)
  • Microprocessor Control

Historic events

1982 Sony and Philips announce the CD (Compact Disc) in Tokyo
1983 Mario Bros. is first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber
1984 The movie "Terminator" is released, revealing advanced computer generated graphics as a main staple in its special effects.
1985 Sony and Philips produced the standard for Compact Disc Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) computer discs that would use the same laser technology as the audio CD.
1986 IEC (60094-7) standard on magnetic tape sound recording and reproducing systems
1987 Commodore announces the Amiga 2000 and 500 computers.
1988 NeXT Introduction - the Introduction to the NeXT Generation of Computers for Education
1989 Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau built the prototype systemwhich became the World Wide Web at CERN.
1990 Commodore announces the Amiga 3000 computer.
1991 Introduction of MiniDisc by Sony
1992 Philips launched the DCC (Digital Compact Cassette) format
1993 The first graphical program able to view data on the "web" is released through a program called Mosaic

Features of Nakamichi RX-202

Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
4-Digıt Digital Counter Digital LED Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Center 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 Auto Record Standby Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Electronic Fade-Out Memory Play 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
Auto Reverse Motorized Tape Loading Auto Shutoff Upside Down Tape Transport Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) 4x Motor Mechanism

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