Technics by Panasonic RS-676USD
Dolby B NR Soft Touch

This Technics RS-676US is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Technics in 1974 with a list price of USD $460 and discontinued 2 years later in 1976.

The main features of the Technics RS-676US are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling 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-676US are analog needle VU reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the RS-676US.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RS-676US 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.

Compact Cassette
  • HPF Head
  • Full Auto Stop
  • 2 Motor Tape Transport

Historic events

1974 Intel releases the 8080 processor, the 8-bit successor to the original 8008.
1975 TDK unveiled its SA (Super Avilyn) line of tapes, the first nonchrome high-bias tape.
1976 Commercial Concorde flights by British Airways and Air France began.

Features of Technics RS-676US

2 Mono Microphone Inputs Ground Terminal AC Power Cord / Plug Headphones
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Illuminated Cassette Compartment
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby FM
Line / Mic Input Select Soft Touch Transport Control Memory Stop Memory Play
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Record Level Balance Control Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Master Record Level Control
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Output-Level Control (Rear)
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Diagonal Front Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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