Panasonic RS-BX808
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Direct Drive Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape 3 Head

This Panasonic RS-BX808 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Panasonic in 1991 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Panasonic RS-BX808 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, dual capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck. Tape loading/unloading is operated motorized 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-BX808 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the RS-BX808 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

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 RS-BX808 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original. 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 RS-BX808 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 wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Class AA
  • Closed Loop Dual Capstan
  • 3 Head
  • APRS (Advanced Precise Rec.-Level System)
  • HX Pro Headroom Extension
  • Digital Servo
  • TPS (Tape Program Sensor)
  • Quartz DD
  • Cassette Half Stabilizer

Historic events

1991 Apple intrroduces the "QuickTime" multimedia format.
1992 Philips launched the DCC (Digital Compact Cassette) format

Features of Panasonic RS-BX808

Calibration
Calibration
400Hz Test Tone 10kHz Test Tone Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control Headphone Volume Control
Feet
Shock Absorbtion
Cassette Stabilizer
Limited Finish
Special Finish
Gold-Plated Headphone Jack
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Motorized Tape Loading Auto Shutoff Quartz Controlled Transport Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Dual-Capstan Transport 3x Motor Mechanism

Similar to Panasonic RS-BX808 from the period 1991 - 1992

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