Pioneer CT-5050
Dolby B NR

This Pioneer CT-5050 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Pioneer in 1974.

The main features of the Pioneer CT-5050 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual 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 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 CT-5050 are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Mechanical transport controls for reliable CT-5050 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the CT-5050 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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
  • Full Auto-Stop

Historic events

1974 DuPont introduces chromium dioxide (CrO2) cassette tape.

Features of Pioneer CT-5050

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Top Loading Wood Case
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Peak Indicator
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Memory Stop Mechanical Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Output Level Controls 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 2-Position Equalization Selector
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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