Revox B 215
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Direct Drive Full Logic Direct Drive Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape 3 Head

This Revox B 215 is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Revox in 1985 with a list price of USD $2,300 and discontinued 7 years later in 1992.

The main features of the Revox B 215 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, double direct drive dual-capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the center 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 B 215 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the B 215 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the B 215 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original. The three-head configuration of the B 215 requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback. 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 B 215 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Infrared Remote Controlled System

Historic events

1985 Live Aid, a day-long global concert broadcast that raised money for humanitarian efforts in Africa.
1986 IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer.
1987 S-VHS (Super VHS) introduction in Japan, an improved version of the VHS standard for consumer video cassette recorders.
1988 Microsoft releases Windows 2.1.
1989 Introduction of Hi8 video format, an improvement of Video8
1990 Commodore announces the Amiga 3000 computer.
1991 Apple intrroduces the "QuickTime" multimedia format.
1992 Philips launched the DCC (Digital Compact Cassette) format

Features of Revox B 215

Connectors
Connectivity
Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Center Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Double Dolby NR Circuits Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Electronic Fade-Out Real-Time Tape Monitoring Electronic Fade-In
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Auto Record Level Master Record Level Control Headphone Volume Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Dual-Capstan Transport Direct Loading Double Direct Drive (Capsŧan)

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