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The Sharp RT-2251 is a stereo cassette deck, it was introduced by Sharp in 1979 with a list price of USD $360 and discontinued 2 years later in 1981.

The main features of the Sharp RT-2251 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection with support for normal and chrome tapes.

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-2251 are analog needle VU reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the RT-2251.

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

Historic events

1979 Demonstration of the first CD prototype codenamed “Pinkeltje” by Philips to the worldpress in Eindhoven
1980 3M, Mitsubishi, Sony and Studer each introduce a multitrack digital recorder.
1981 Sony introduces the "micro" (3½-inch) floppy disk drive the OA-D30V

Features of Sharp RT-2251

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
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
Controls
Operation
Soft Touch Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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