Technics RS-BX501
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape

This Technics RS-BX501 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Technics in 1994 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $250 and discontinued 8 years later in 2002.

The main features of the Technics RS-BX501 are: 2 heads, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, auto reverse transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the center of the deck. Tape loading/unloading is operated motorized 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-BX501 are generic digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the RS-BX501 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.

Dolby C-type used in the RS-BX501 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original. 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-BX501 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 wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Auto Reverse
  • ATC (Auto Tape Calibration)
  • TPS (Tape Program Sensor)

Historic events

1994 CompactFlash (CF) mass storage device format used in portable electronic devices introduced by SanDisk
1995 Microsoft releases Windows 95.
1996 Nintendo announces the Nintendo 64 (a 64-bit game system).
1997 Saul. B Marantz dies at age 85
1998 Memory Stick, a removable flash memory card format, launched by Sony
1999 Introduction of Digital8 (or D8), a consumer digital videotape format developed by Sony.
2000 Windows 2000 is released
2001 Microsoft releases Windows XP.
2002 Nakamichi went into bankruptcy protection.

Features of Technics RS-BX501

Calibration
Calibration
Auto Bias Calibration Auto Level Calibration Auto Equalizer Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Controls
Controls
3-Position Direction Selector
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter Peak Hold 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Center 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 MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Record Mute Memory Stop Auto-Space
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control Headphone Volume 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 Motorized Tape Loading Auto Shutoff Single Capsŧan Transport (x2)

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