Technics RS-617U
Dolby B NR

The Technics RS-617U is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Technics in 1977 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Technics RS-617U are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal and chrome 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 diagonally in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the RS-617U are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable RS-617U transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RS-617U by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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
  • Japanese Market

Historic events

1977 AT&T completes it prototype of cell phone technology.
1978 The first satellite in the modern Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS) is launched.

Features of Technics RS-617U

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left 19-Inch EIA Rack Mounting Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Illuminated Cassette Compartment
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Timer Recording/Playback Line / Mic Input Select Mechanical Transport Control
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
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Diagonal Front Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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