Technics RS-640US
Dolby B NR

This Technics RS-640US is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Technics in 1976 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $349 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Technics RS-640US are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling 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-640US are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable RS-640US transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RS-640US by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1976 Commercial Concorde flights by British Airways and Air France began.
1977 The Atari 2600 home video game console released by Atari, Inc.

Features of Technics RS-640US

Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Top Loading Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

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