Sharp RT-4488
Dolby B NR Metal Tape

This Sharp RT-4488 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Sharp in 1979 with a list price of USD $410 and discontinued 2 years later in 1981.

The main features of the Sharp RT-4488 are: 2 heads, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome, ferro-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-4488 are generic digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Mechanical transport controls for reliable RT-4488 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RT-4488 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The 19kHz multiplex pilot slgnal present in FM stereo broadcasts can cause false triggering of the noise reduction system. The switchable MPX filter of the RT-4488 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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
  • Sharpscan Peak Level Display
  • APLD (Auto Program Locate Device)

Historic events

1979 Sony introduced the Walkman
1980 Dolby C Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1981 Sony introduces the "micro" (3½-inch) floppy disk drive the OA-D30V

Features of Sharp RT-4488

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter Peak Hold 4-Digıt Digital Counter Digital Clock
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo Built-in Timer
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Auto-Play A-B Repeat Memory Stop Mechanical Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity 2-Position Equalization Selector Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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