Panasonic RS-276US
Dolby B NR Direct Drive

This Panasonic RS-276US is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Panasonic in 1972 with a list price of USD $400 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Panasonic RS-276US are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes, single capstan transport.

Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout 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.

Level meters used on the RS-276US are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable RS-276US transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RS-276US 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. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable.

Compact Cassette
  • Direct Drive

Historic events

1972 Philips introduced the VCR ('Video Cassette Recording') videocassette format.
1973 Computer graphics are used for the first time in the Motion Picture Industry when the movie "Westworld" is produced.

Features of Panasonic RS-276US

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Top Loading Wood Case
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Play Dolby B Chrome Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Line / Mic Input Select Memory Stop Mechanical Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Output Level Controls Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

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