Philips N2520
Dolby B NR Dynamic Noise Limiter (DNL)

This Philips N2520 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and DNL noise reduction, it was first sold by Philips in 1974 and discontinued 2 years later in 1976.

The main features of the Philips N2520 are:, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes with automatic equalization selection, 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 N2520 are analog needle VU reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Mechanical transport controls for reliable N2520 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the N2520 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. Unlike the various Dolby systems, which require encoding and decoding, the Dynamic noise limiter (DNL) used by Philips in the N2520 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.

Compact Cassette
  • HiFi

Historic events

1974 The Waffle Trainer is introduced, quickly becoming the best-selling training shoe in the U.S.
1975 Sony launched the Betamax videocassette recording format.
1976 Shugart Associates introduced the first 5.25" floppy disk (FDD).

Features of Philips N2520

1 Stereo Microphone Input
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Right Top Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction DNL Noise Reduction
Mechanical Transport Control Memory Stop
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Automatic Tape Equalization Normal Tape Capabılity Automatic Tape Type Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity
Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

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