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Dolby B NR Soft Touch

The Siemens RC 444 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Siemens in 1979 and discontinued 2 years later in 1981.

The main features of the Siemens RC 444 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and ferro-chrome 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 RC 444 are analog needle VU reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the RC 444.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RC 444 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. To further maintain recording accuracy, the RC 444 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the RC 444 can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect a microphone with a DIN connector. For undisturbed listening a DIN connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied.

Compact Cassette
  • Logic Control

Historic events

1979 Nike's Air technology patented by inventor M. Frank Rudy is introduced in the Tailwind running shoe.
1980 Dolby C Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1981 NASA launches first Space Shuttle.

Features of Siemens RC 444

1 Stereo Microphone Input Headphones
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Soft Touch Transport Control
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

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