Sonab C-500
Dolby B NR

This Sonab C-500 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Sonab in 1974 with a list price of USD $400 and discontinued 4 years later in 1978.

The main features of the Sonab C-500 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling 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 C-500 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable C-500 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the C-500 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

To make live recordings this deck has 3 microphone inputs (for left, right and center channels) 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

1974 DuPont introduces chromium dioxide (CrO2) cassette tape.
1975 The first calculator watch was launched by Pulsar.
1976 JVC developed the VHS (Video Home System) format, and introduced the first VHS recorders to the consumer market
1977 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak exhibiting the first Apple II
1978 The first satellite in the modern Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS) is launched.

Features of Sonab C-500

Connectors
Connectivity
Ground Terminal 3 Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Top Loading Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control Tape Start Memory
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Manual Level Calibration (Rear) Voltage Switchable (Rear)
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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