Sansui D-550M
Dolby B NR Full Logic Direct Drive Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape 3 Head

This Sansui D-550M is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Sansui in 1981 with a recommended retail price of USD $520 and discontinued 2 years later in 1983.

The main features of the Sansui D-550M are: 3 heads and no off-tape monitoring to save production cost, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, 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 directly over the head block. Additionally the heads can be easilly accessed for cleaning.

Level meters used on the D-550M are generic digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the D-550M let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the D-550M by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the D-550M 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 D-550M filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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

Compact Cassette
  • Direct-O-Matic
  • Full Logic Control
  • 2 Motor

Historic events

1981 The Pacman and Donkey Kong video games are written, and go on to become huge hits
1982 Sony and Philips announce the CD (Compact Disc) in Tokyo
1983 TV Series The "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC.

Features of Sansui D-550M

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Peak Hold
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Double Dolby NR Circuits
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Auto-Play Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Play
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Slack-Tape Takeup Direct Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

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