Technics RS-B49R
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo DBX Full Logic Metal Tape

This Technics RS-B49R is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by Technics in 1985 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $290.

The main features of the Technics RS-B49R are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 3 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven auto reverse 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-B49R 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-B49R let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the RS-B49R provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. Dbx Type II found in the RS-B49R 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.

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.

Compact Cassette
  • MX Head
  • ATS (Auto Tape Select)
  • Quick Auto Reverse

Historic events

1985 Live Aid, a day-long global concert broadcast that raised money for humanitarian efforts in Africa.

Features of Technics RS-B49R

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Controls
Controls
3-Position Direction Selector
Display
Display
3-Digıt Digital Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Peak Hold Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction DBX Type II Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Blank Skip Auto Record Pause
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Reverse Quick Auto Reverse Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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