Nakamichi ZX-5
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Direct Drive Metal Tape 3 Head

This Nakamichi ZX-5 is a 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 $751 and discontinued 3 years later in 1987.

The main features of the Nakamichi ZX-5 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, dual 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 which is opened by a damped mechanism.

Level meters used on the ZX-5 are digital LED peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the ZX-5 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 ZX-5 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 ZX-5 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
  • Japanese Market
  • Pressure pad lifter
  • Direct Drive
  • Double Capstan
  • Microprocessor Control
  • Asymmetrical Dual Capstans
  • Discrete 3-Head Technology

Historic events

1984 Pioneer Releases the world's first car CD player.
1985 Philips ends production of Video 2000
1986 Pixar founded by Edwin Catmull, Alvy Ray Smith and Steve Jobs.
1987 Sony launched DAT (Digital Audio Tape) as a new audio tape standard

Features of Nakamichi ZX-5

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
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
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 Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Electronic Fade-Out Pitch Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring Tape Start Memory Damped Eject 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 Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Slack-Tape Takeup Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport 3x Motor Mechanism

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