Rotel RD-850
Soft Touch

The Rotel RD-850 is a stereo cassette deck, it was introduced by Rotel in 1984 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $229 and discontinued 4 years later in 1988.

The main features of the Rotel RD-850 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.

Level meters used on the RD-850 are generic digital peak reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the RD-850.

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

1984 Apple Computer introduces the Macintosh.
1985 Video8 was introduced, the year that Sony introduced the Handycam, one of the first Video8 cameras.
1986 IEC (60094-7) standard on magnetic tape sound recording and reproducing systems
1987 Sony launched DAT (Digital Audio Tape) as a new audio tape standard
1988 Boeing 747-400's first flight

Features of Rotel RD-850

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

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