Nakamichi RX-303E
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

This Nakamichi RX-303 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1984 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $995 and discontinued 2 years later in 1986.

The main features of the Nakamichi RX-303 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 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-303 are digital LED peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the RX-303 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the RX-303 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 RX-303 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 RX-303 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
  • Pressure pad lifter
  • UDAR (Uni-Directional Auto-Reverse)
  • Double Capstan
  • Silent Mechanism
  • Microprocessor Control
  • Asymmetrical Dual Capstans

Historic events

1984 IBM announces the IBM Portable PC, for US$2900.
1985 Commodore introduced the Amiga 1000 computer.
1986 IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer.

Features of Nakamichi RX-303

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
Digital LED Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Center 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 Subsonic Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Auto Record Standby Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Auto-Fade 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 Slack-Tape Takeup Dual-Capstan Transport Upside Down Tape Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) 4x Motor Mechanism

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