Technics RS-B100
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo DBX Wired Remote Control Full Logic Direct Drive Metal Tape 3 Head

This Technics RS-B100 is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B and C and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by Technics in 1984 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $800 and discontinued 2 years later in 1986.

The main features of the Technics RS-B100 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes with automatic equalization selection, 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 with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the RS-B100 are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape and peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the RS-B100 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the RS-B100 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The three-head configuration of the RS-B100 requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback. Dbx Type II found in the RS-B100 is a simplified version of the Type I noise reduction system. The dbx Type II system was designed to be used with systems with limited bandwidth such as cassette based recorders and also uses a simple 2:1:2 compander to reduce noise. 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-B100 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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
  • Closed Loop Double Capstan
  • D.D. Quartz Lock
  • ATS (Auto Tape Select)
  • 3 Head
  • Quartz Lock
  • Phase Compensation System
  • AX Head (Amorphous Head)
  • Peak Hold

Historic events

1984 IBM announces the IBM Portable PC, for US$2900.
1985 Sony and Philips produced the standard for Compact Disc Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) computer discs that would use the same laser technology as the audio CD.
1986 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released.

Features of Technics RS-B100

Calibration
Calibration
400Hz Test Tone Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter Peak Hold Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Double Dolby NR Circuits DBX Disc Dolby-C Noise Reduction DBX Type II Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Line / Mic Input Select Record Mute Auto-Space Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Equalization Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Quartz Controlled Transport Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport

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