Pye 9148
Dynamic Noise Limiter (DNL)

This Pye 9148 is a stereo cassette deck with DNL noise reduction, it was first sold by Pye in 1974.

The main features of the Pye 9148 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 9148 are analog needle VU reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Mechanical transport controls for reliable 9148 transport function selection.

Unlike the various Dolby systems, which require encoding and decoding, the Dynamic noise limiter (DNL) used by Pye in the 9148 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

Historic events

1974 Intel releases the 8080 processor, the 8-bit successor to the original 8008.

Features of Pye 9148

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

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