Philips N5581
Dolby B NR Full Logic Metal Tape

This Philips N5581 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Philips in 1980 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Philips N5581 are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 3 digits and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven single-capstan 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 directly over the head block. Additionally the heads can be easilly accessed for cleaning.

Level meters used on the N5581 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the N5581 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the N5581 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. 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 N5581 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
  • HiFi
  • Fluorescent Level Meter
  • Micro Computer

Historic events

1980 Worldwide sale of Rubik's Cube starts.
1981 The Pacman and Donkey Kong video games are written, and go on to become huge hits

Features of Philips N5581

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Digital Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Play Pause Dolby B Metal Tape Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter RIF Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Auto-Play Memory Stop Tape Start Memory
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Direct Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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