Technics RS-646DS
Dolby B NR

This Technics RS-646D is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Technics in 1977 with a recommended retail price of USD $320 and discontinued 2 years later in 1979.

The main features of the Technics RS-646D are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual 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-646D are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable RS-646D transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RS-646D 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 cable and recording from a source by a cable.

Compact Cassette
  • Level Lock Control
  • Full Auto Stop
  • LH Head
  • End Eye

Historic events

1977 The Commodore PET home computer is released.
1978 Nintendo releases its first video game, Computer Othello.
1979 Philips introduced the Video 2000-system (also known as 'Video Compact Cassette' or VCC)

Features of Technics RS-646D

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Meter Light Switch Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Top Loading Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo Portable Built-in Monitor Speaker
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record End of Tape Indicator
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Battery Check Line / Mic Input Select Speaker Volume Control Mechanical Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity 2-Position Equalization Selector
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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