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.
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