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Dolby B NR

The Sharp RT-3500 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Sharp in 1977 with a list price of USD $260 and discontinued 3 years later in 1980.

The main features of the Sharp RT-3500 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, automatic tape type selection with support for normal and chrome tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout 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-3500 are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Mechanical transport controls for reliable RT-3500 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RT-3500 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.

Compact Cassette
  • MCF (Micro Crystal Ferrite Heads)
  • APFS (Auto Program Find System)
  • CrO2-Automatic
  • Full Auto Stop

Historic events

1977 The movie "Star Wars" is released, revealing special effects, and film technology never before seen by the general public.
1978 Introduction of the laserdisc player, using technology invented already in the 1960s
1979 Sony introduced the Walkman
1980 Pac-Man arcade game developed by Namco released in Japan.

Features of Sharp RT-3500

2 Mono Microphone Inputs Headphones
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left Top Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Record Pause Peak Indicator Chrome Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Music Scan Line / Mic Input Select Mechanical Transport Control
Individual Output Level Controls Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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