Technics RS-9900US
Dolby B NR Wired Remote Control Full Logic Direct Drive 3 Head

This Technics RS-9900US is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Technics in 1977 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $1,600 and discontinued 2 years later in 1979.

The main features of the Technics RS-9900US are: 3 discrete heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and ferro-chrome tapes, dual 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-9900US are analog needle VU reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the RS-9900US let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, bias, equalization and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RS-9900US by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The 19kHz multiplex pilot slgnal present in FM stereo broadcasts can cause false triggering of the noise reduction system. The switchable MPX filter of the RS-9900US filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • HPF Head
  • 3 Motor
  • 3 Head
  • Closed Loop

Historic events

1977 AT&T completes it prototype of cell phone technology.
1978 Technics introduced the famous SL-1200MK2 turntable
1979 Nike's Air technology patented by inventor M. Frank Rudy is introduced in the Tailwind running shoe.

Features of Technics RS-9900US

Calibration
Calibration
400Hz Test Tone Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration Manual EQ Calibration 8kHz Test Tone
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Ground Terminal RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Front Input Connector Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Remaining Time Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left 19-Inch EIA Rack Mounting Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel Seperate Record and Playback Heads
Indicators
Indicators
Record Power Cassette Back Lighting Chrome Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby FM Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Auto-Play Timer Recording/Playback Programing Timer Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Output Level Controls Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls Headphone Volume Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport Diagonal Front Tape Loading 3x Motor Mechanism

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