Panasonic RS-608
Dolby B NR

This Panasonic RS-608 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Panasonic in 1977 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $130 and discontinued 4 years later in 1981.

The main features of the Panasonic RS-608 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and ferro-chrome 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 with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the RS-608 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable RS-608 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RS-608 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
  • LH Head
  • Full Auto Stop

Historic events

1977 AT&T completes it prototype of cell phone technology.
1978 Introduction of the laserdisc player, using technology invented already in the 1960s
1979 Demonstration of the first CD prototype codenamed “Pinkeltje” by Philips to the worldpress in Eindhoven
1980 Dolby C Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1981 Sony introduces the "micro" (3½-inch) floppy disk drive the OA-D30V

Features of Panasonic RS-608

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
Indicators
Indicators
Record
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control Line / Mic Input Select
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

Similar to Panasonic RS-608 from the period 1977 - 1981

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