Onkyo TA-1500
Dolby B NR Full Logic Metal Tape

This Onkyo TA-1500 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Onkyo in 1981 with a recommended retail price of USD $195 and discontinued 2 years later in 1983.

The main features of the Onkyo TA-1500 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven single-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 directly over the head block. Additionally the heads can be easilly accessed for cleaning.

Level meters used on the TA-1500 are analog needle VU reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TA-1500 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TA-1500 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect microphones with a jack connector. For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1981 NASA launches first Space Shuttle.
1982 VHS-Compact (VHS-C), originally developed for portable VCRs, but ultimately finding success in palm-sized camcorders
1983 The Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is introduced at the first North American Music Manufacturers (NAMM) show in Los Angeles.

Features of Onkyo TA-1500

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Direct Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Auto Stop

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