Technics 620
Dolby B NR

The Technics RS-620US is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Technics in 1976 and discontinued 3 years later in 1979.

The main features of the Technics RS-620US 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 of this deck is the 70's top loading layout 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 RS-620US are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable RS-620US transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RS-620US 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

Historic events

1976 JVC developed the VHS (Video Home System) format, and introduced the first VHS recorders to the consumer market
1977 AT&T completes it prototype of cell phone technology.
1978 Nintendo releases its first video game, Computer Othello.
1979 Demonstration of the first CD prototype codenamed “Pinkeltje” by Philips to the worldpress in Eindhoven

Features of Technics RS-620US

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones RCA Input/Output Connectors
Display
Display
Analog Needle Meters 3-Digıt Mechanical Counter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Top Loading Black Finish Orientation Left
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
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Chrome Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

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