Philips N2506
Dynamic Noise Limiter (DNL)

This Philips N2506 is a stereo cassette deck with DNL noise reduction, it was first sold by Philips in 1972 and discontinued 2 years later in 1974.

The main features of the Philips N2506 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling normal tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout 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 N2506 is a single analog needle VU reading meter. Mechanical transport controls for reliable N2506 transport function selection.

Unlike the various Dolby systems, which require encoding and decoding, the Dynamic noise limiter (DNL) used by Philips in the N2506 works on playback only and reduces noise by as much as 10 dB.

Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a cable and recording from a source by a cable.

Compact Cassette
  • Stereo

Historic events

1972 The first video game "Pong" is released by Atari.
1973 Computer graphics are used for the first time in the Motion Picture Industry when the movie "Westworld" is produced.
1974 The Waffle Trainer is introduced, quickly becoming the best-selling training shoe in the U.S.

Features of Philips N2506

DIN Input/Output Connector
Analog Needle Meter 3-Digıt Mechanical Counter
Cassette Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Top Loading Wood Case
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
DNL Noise Reduction
Mechanical Transport Control
Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Normal Tape Capabılity
Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

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