Teac V-455X
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo DBX Soft Touch Metal Tape

This TEAC V-455X is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by TEAC in 1986 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the TEAC V-455X are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal 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 V-455X are generic digital peak reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the V-455X.

Dolby C-type used in the V-455X provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. Dbx Type II found in the V-455X 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.

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
  • Direct Function Mechanism
  • Soft Touch Operation
  • Peak Program Level Meter
  • Cobalt Amorhous Head
  • Digital Source Ready
  • One Touch Recording

Historic events

1986 Pixar founded by Edwin Catmull, Alvy Ray Smith and Steve Jobs.
1987 Sony launched DAT (Digital Audio Tape) as a new audio tape standard

Features of TEAC V-455X

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction DBX Type II Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Timer Recording/Playback Soft Touch Transport Control One-Touch Record/Pause Record Mute
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

Similar to TEAC V-455X from the period 1986 - 1987

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