Nakamichi RX-505E
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This Nakamichi RX-505 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1984 with a list price of USD $1,549 and discontinued 9 years later in 1993.

The main features of the Nakamichi RX-505 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, 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-505 are digital LED peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the RX-505 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.

Dolby C-type used in the RX-505 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The three-head configuration of the RX-505 requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback. A Subsonic filter is provided in the RX-505 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-505 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
  • Diffused-Resonance Transport
  • Pressure pad lifter
  • UDAR (Uni-Directional Auto-Reverse)
  • Double Capstan
  • Silent Mechanism
  • Microprocessor Control
  • Asymmetrical Dual Capstans
  • Discrete 3-Head Technology

Historic events

1984 The Ferrari Testarossa, a two-door coupé, premiered at the Paris Auto Show.
1985 Microsoft announces Windows 1.0.
1986 IEC (60094-7) standard on magnetic tape sound recording and reproducing systems
1987 S-VHS (Super VHS) introduction in Japan, an improved version of the VHS standard for consumer video cassette recorders.
1988 Boeing 747-400's first flight
1989 Commodore announces that 1 million Amiga computers have been sold.
1990 Dolby S Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1991 Introduction of MiniDisc by Sony
1992 The Atari 2600 is finally discontinued 15 years after its introduction in September 1977
1993 The first graphical program able to view data on the "web" is released through a program called Mosaic

Features of Nakamichi RX-505

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
Double NF Record And Play Amplifiers Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Center 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 Double Dolby NR Circuits Subsonic Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Punch-In Recording Full Logic Transport Control Auto Record Standby Cue / Review Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Auto-Fade Electronic Fade-Out Real-Time Tape Monitoring Auto Record Pause 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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