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Dolby B NR

The Panasonic RS-636 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Panasonic in 1985 and discontinued 9 years later in 1994.

The main features of the Panasonic RS-636 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection with support for normal and 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-636 are analog needle VU reading meters.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RS-636 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

Historic events

1985 Live Aid, a day-long global concert broadcast that raised money for humanitarian efforts in Africa.
1986 IEC (60094-7) standard on magnetic tape sound recording and reproducing systems
1987 S-VHS (Super VHS) introduction in Japan, an improved version of the VHS standard for consumer video cassette recorders.
1988 Sony begins producing VHS recorders
1989 Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau built the prototype systemwhich became the World Wide Web at CERN.
1990 Dolby S Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1991 Apple intrroduces the "QuickTime" multimedia format.
1992 Philips launched the DCC (Digital Compact Cassette) format
1993 The first graphical program able to view data on the "web" is released through a program called Mosaic
1994 Launch of Digital Video (DV), a digital video format that has since become a standard for home and semiprofessional video production.

Features of Panasonic RS-636

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
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
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

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