Rotel RD-955AX
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

The Rotel RD-955AX is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was introduced by Rotel in 1992 with a recommended retail price of USD $350 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Rotel RD-955AX are: 2 heads, electronic tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

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-955AX are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the RD-955AX let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the RD-955AX 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. To further maintain recording accuracy, the RD-955AX incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the RD-955AX can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1992 The Atari 2600 is finally discontinued 15 years after its introduction in September 1977
1993 The first graphical program able to view data on the "web" is released through a program called Mosaic

Features of Rotel RD-955AX

Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

Similar to Rotel RD-955AX from the period 1992 - 1993