Pioneer CT-M55R
6 Cassette Changer Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape

The Pioneer CT-M55R is a auto-reverse stereo double cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was introduced by Pioneer in 1991 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $380 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Pioneer CT-M55R are: 2 heads, electronic tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes.

Typical front loading double cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck. Tape loading/unloading is operated motorized 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-M55R are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the CT-M55R let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the CT-M55R provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type.

Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • 6-Cassette Multi Play
  • Dolby B-C NR
  • CD Deck Synchro
  • Auto Reverse
  • Auto Tape Selector

Historic events

1991 Invention of the MP3 digital audio format
1992 The Atari 2600 is finally discontinued 15 years after its introduction in September 1977

Features of Pioneer CT-M55R

RCA Input/Output Connectors Wireless Remote Control Receiver CD Synchro
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Double Deck
Double Deck
Relay Recording Relay Playback
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Stereo Multiple Cassette Changer
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Music Scan CD Synchro Start Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute One-Touch Record/Pause
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Auto Reverse Motorized Tape Loading 2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

Similar to Pioneer CT-M55R from the period 1991 - 1992