Technics RS-M04
Dolby B NR Soft Touch Metal Tape

This Technics RS-M04 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Technics in 1980 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $320 and discontinued 2 years later in 1982.

The main features of the Technics RS-M04 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling normal and metal 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 with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the RS-M04 are generic digital peak reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the RS-M04.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RS-M04 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

Historic events

1980 Pac-Man arcade game developed by Namco released in Japan.
1981 Dave Smith proposes the Universal Synthesizer Interface that would become the MIDI standard in 1983.
1982 Sony launched the CDP-101 in Japan

Features of Technics RS-M04

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Soft Touch Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

Similar to Technics RS-M04 from the period 1980 - 1982

ebay Technics RS-M04 related items currently for sale Last update on Aug 15, 2022 7:19:37 PM CEST