Technics RS-M17
Dolby B NR

This Technics RS-M17 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Technics in 1979 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Technics RS-M17 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and ferro-chrome 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-M17 are generic digital peak reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable RS-M17 transport function selection. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RS-M17 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
  • Fluorescent Meter
  • Full Auto Stop
  • Rewind Auto Play
  • SP Head (Super-Permalloy)

Historic events

1979 Philips introduced the Video 2000-system (also known as 'Video Compact Cassette' or VCC)
1980 3M, Mitsubishi, Sony and Studer each introduce a multitrack digital recorder.

Features of Technics RS-M17

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Auto-Play Cue / Review Timer Recording/Playback Line / Mic Input Select Mechanical Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
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 Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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