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Dolby B NR Soft Touch 3 Head

The Sanyo RD 5372 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Sanyo in 1981 with a list price of USD $300 and discontinued 3 years later in 1984.

The main features of the Sanyo RD 5372 are: 3 heads and no off-tape monitoring to save production cost, tape type selection with support for normal tapes.

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 5372 are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the RD 5372.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RD 5372 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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

1981 IBM introduces the IBM PC.
1982 Seiko introduced the world’s first TV watch.
1983 Publication of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) standard, a protocol which allows electronic instruments and other digital musical tools to communicate with each other.
1984 The first episode of the Miami Vice television crime drama series, premiered on NBC.

Features of Sanyo RD 5372

Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors
Display
Display
Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
4 Track / 2 Channel 3 Head Desiǥn
Indicators
Indicators
Peak Indicator
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Soft Touch Transport Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

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