Philips FC566
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape

This Philips FC566 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Philips in 1987 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $379 and discontinued 2 years later in 1989.

The main features of the Philips FC566 are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven auto reverse 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 FC566 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the FC566 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the FC566 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. 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 FC566 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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

1987 The brand AKAI is no longer used and is replaced by A&D in Japan when merged by Mitsubishi
1988 NeXT Introduction - the Introduction to the NeXT Generation of Computers for Education
1989 Commodore announces that 1 million Amiga computers have been sold.

Features of Philips FC566

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Record Mute Index Scan Auto-Space
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
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
Auto Reverse Solenoid Control (Mechanism) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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