Teac R-505
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape

This TEAC R-505 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by TEAC in 1986 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $380 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the TEAC R-505 are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven dual-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 R-505 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the R-505 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the R-505 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type.

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
  • Real Time Reverse
  • Auto Tape Selector
  • Fluorescent Multi Display
  • Two Motor IC Logic Transport Control
  • Super ARHS (Acculign Rotating Head System)
  • Bi-Directional Record / Play

Historic events

1986 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released.
1987 The brand AKAI is no longer used and is replaced by A&D in Japan when merged by Mitsubishi

Features of TEAC R-505

2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
3-Position Direction Selector
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Stereo Reverse recording
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback A-B Repeat Record Mute Memory Stop One-Touch Record Standby
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Auto Reverse 2x Motor Mechanism Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) Auto Stop Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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