Nakamichi ZX-7
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This Nakamichi ZX-7 is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Nakamichi in 1981 with a list price of USD $1,250 and discontinued 3 years later in 1984.

The main features of the Nakamichi ZX-7 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 left side 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. Additionally the compartement can be accessed easly for head cleaning by removing the well-cover.

Level meters used on the ZX-7 are digital LED peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the ZX-7 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 at two speeds.

Record azimuth correction. To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, bias and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

Dolby C-type used in the ZX-7 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 ZX-7 requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback. 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-7 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
  • Double Capstan
  • Silent Mechanism
  • Microprocessor Control
  • Asymmetrical Dual Capstans
  • Discrete 3-Head Technology

Historic events

1981 IBM introduces the IBM PC.
1982 Seiko introduced the world’s first TV watch.
1983 TV Series The "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC.
1984 The movie "Terminator" is released, revealing advanced computer generated graphics as a main staple in its special effects.

Features of Nakamichi ZX-7

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Azimuth Calibration Manual Bias Calibration 15kHz Test Tone 400Hz Test Tone Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug Wired Remote Control DC Power Output For BlackBox Series RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Digital LED Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left 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
Indicators
Indicators
Record Fader Down Fader Up Fast Forward Rewind Stop Play Pause Metal Tape Chrome Tape Illuminated Cassette Compartment Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Double Dolby NR Circuits Dolby-C Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Punch-In Recording Full Logic Transport Control Cue / Review Real-Time Tape Monitoring Memory Play Tape Start Memory Cue "Rocking" Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Electronic Fade-Out Removable Well Cover 2-Speed Cueing 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
Mechanical Tape Loading Idler Drive (Reel) 3x Motor Mechanism Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Belt Drive (Mechanism) Auto Shutoff Slack-Tape Takeup Dual-Capstan Transport

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