Philips N2501
Dynamic Noise Limiter (DNL)

This Philips N2501 is a stereo cassette deck with DNL noise reduction, it was first sold by Philips in 1977 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Philips N2501 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout with the cassette compartiment located on the right 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 N2501 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable N2501 transport function selection.

Unlike the various Dolby systems, which require encoding and decoding, the Dynamic noise limiter (DNL) used by Philips in the N2501 works on playback only and reduces noise by as much as 10 dB.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect a microphone with a DIN connector. For undisturbed listening a DIN connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a cable and recording from a source by a cable.

Compact Cassette
  • Long Life Heads

Historic events

1977 The Atari 2600 home video game console released by Atari, Inc.
1978 Nintendo releases its first video game, Computer Othello.

Features of Philips N2501

Connectors
Connectivity
1 Stereo Microphone Input Headphones DIN Input/Output Connector
Controls
Controls
Stereo / Mono input selector
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Right Top Loading Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
End of Tape Indicator
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
DNL Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Automatic Tape Type Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

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