Teac V-550X
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo DBX Full Logic Metal Tape

This TEAC V-550X is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by TEAC in 1986 with a list price of USD $430 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the TEAC V-550X 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 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-550X are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the V-550X let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the V-550X 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-550X 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 V-550X filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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
  • Auto Tape Selector
  • Three Type Noise Reduction
  • Fluorescent Multi Display
  • CPS (Computomatic Program Search)
  • Bias Fine Tuning System
  • Peak Program Level Meter
  • Two Motor IC Logic Transport Control
  • Cobalt Amorhous Head
  • Digital Source Ready
  • Multi Function Memory System

Historic events

1986 IEC (60094-7) standard on magnetic tape sound recording and reproducing systems
1987 The brand AKAI is no longer used and is replaced by A&D in Japan when merged by Mitsubishi

Features of TEAC V-550X

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
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
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction DBX Type II Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback A-B Repeat Record Mute Memory Stop Intro Scan One-Touch Record Standby
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Headphone Volume Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

Similar to TEAC V-550X from the period 1986 - 1987

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