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Dolby B NR Soft Touch

The Siemens RC 555 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 555 are: 2 heads, electronic tape counter with 4 digits, 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 555 are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the RC 555.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RC 555 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. To further maintain recording accuracy, the RC 555 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the RC 555 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
  • Electronic

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 555

Connectors
Connectivity
1 Stereo Microphone Input Headphones
Display
Display
4-Digıt Digital Counter Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter
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
Peak Indicator Dolby B Chrome Tape Ferro-Chrome Tape MPX Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Timer Recording/Playback Soft Touch Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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