Sharp RT-12
Dolby B NR Soft Touch Metal Tape

This Sharp RT-12 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Sharp in 1981 with a list price of USD $160 and discontinued 4 years later in 1985.

The main features of the Sharp RT-12 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling 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 RT-12 are generic digital peak reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the RT-12.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RT-12 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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. 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
  • Full Auto Stop
  • Metal

Historic events

1981 IBM introduces the IBM PC.
1982 Seiko introduced the world’s first TV watch.
1983 TV Series The "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC.
1984 The Ferrari Testarossa, a two-door coupé, premiered at the Paris Auto Show.
1985 Sony and Philips produced the standard for Compact Disc Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) computer discs that would use the same laser technology as the audio CD.

Features of Sharp RT-12

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Power
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Soft Touch Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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