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 Seiko introduced the world’s first TV watch.
1983 Apple introduces the Lisa computer, the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI).
1984 The first episode of the Miami Vice television crime drama series, premiered on NBC.
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 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.

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

Similar to Nakamichi RX-202 from the period 1982 - 1993