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Dolby B NR Soft Touch

The Rotel RD-820 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Rotel in 1982 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $170 and discontinued 3 years later in 1985.

The main features of the Rotel RD-820 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection with support for normal and chrome tapes.

Typical front loading cassette deck 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 RD-820 are generic digital peak reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the RD-820.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RD-820 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

Historic events

1982 Sony launched the CDP-101 in Japan
1983 TV Series The "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC.
1984 The Ferrari Testarossa, a two-door coupé, premiered at the Paris Auto Show.
1985 Microsoft announces Windows 1.0.

Features of Rotel RD-820

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Soft Touch Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading

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