Teac R-919X
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo DBX Dolby HXPro Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape Full Logic 3 Head

This TEAC R-919X is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B/C and HX-Pro and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by TEAC in 1987 with a recommended retail price of USD $830 and discontinued 5 years later in 1992.

The main features of the TEAC R-919X are: 3 heads and no off-tape monitoring to save production cost, digital tape counter with 4 digits, 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-919X are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Full-logic transport controls used on the R-919X let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, bias and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

Dolby C-type used in the R-919X provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original. The three-head configuration of the R-919X requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback. Dbx Type II found in the R-919X is a simplified version of the Type I noise reduction system. The dbx Type II system was designed to be used with systems with limited bandwidth such as cassette based recorders and also uses a simple 2:1:2 compander to reduce noise. 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 R-919X filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Double Acculign Rotating Head System
  • CPS (Computomatic Program Search)
  • Bi-Directional Auto Reverse Record/Playback

Historic events

1987 The brand AKAI is no longer used and is replaced by A&D in Japan when merged by Mitsubishi
1988 Sony begins producing VHS recorders
1989 Commodore announces that 1 million Amiga computers have been sold.
1990 Commodore announces the Amiga 3000 computer.
1991 Introduction of MiniDisc by Sony
1992 The Atari 2600 is finally discontinued 15 years after its introduction in September 1977

Features of TEAC R-919X

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Controls
Controls
3-Position Direction Selector
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo Reverse recording
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel 2-Erase Heads
Indicators
Indicators
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Double Dolby NR Circuits Dolby-C Noise Reduction DBX Type II Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback A-B Repeat Record Mute Blank Search Index Scan Auto Monitor CD Level Check
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Master Record Level Control Headphone Volume Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Reverse Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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