Scott 659DA
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Soft Touch Metal Tape

The Scott 659DA is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was introduced by Scott in 1983 and discontinued 3 years later in 1986.

The main features of the Scott 659DA are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for 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 with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the 659DA are generic digital peak reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the 659DA.

Dolby C-type used in the 659DA provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type.

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
  • Auto Reverse

Historic events

1983 Apple introduces the Lisa computer, the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI).
1984 Seiko Instruments U.S.A. Inc. displays the first wristwatch computer, with a 10-character, 4-line LCD.
1985 Commodore introduced the Amiga 1000 computer.
1986 Pixar founded by Edwin Catmull, Alvy Ray Smith and Steve Jobs.

Features of Scott 659DA

AC Power Cord / Plug Headphones RCA Input/Output Connectors
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Front Loading Orientation Left Silver Finish
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
4 Track / 2 Channel 2 Head Desiǥn
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Record Mute Soft Touch Transport Control
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Master Record Level Control Record Level Balance Control
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Metal Tape Capabılity
Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

Similar to Scott 659DA from the period 1983 - 1986