Sanyo RD 5055
Dolby B NR

The Sanyo RD 5055 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Sanyo in 1977 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $170 and discontinued 4 years later in 1981.

The main features of the Sanyo RD 5055 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection with support for normal and chrome 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 5055 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable RD 5055 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RD 5055 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1977 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak exhibiting the first Apple II
1978 Introduction of the laserdisc player, using technology invented already in the 1960s
1979 The first commercial fully automated 1G (First Generation) cellular network was launched in Japan by NTT
1980 Pac-Man arcade game developed by Namco released in Japan.
1981 The first DeLorean DMC-12 rolling off the production line

Features of Sanyo RD 5055

Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
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
Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
1x Motor Mechanism Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

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