Technics RS-M240x
Dolby B NR DBX Soft Touch Metal Tape

This Technics RS-M240X is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by Technics in 1981 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $350.

The main features of the Technics RS-M240X are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome, ferro-chrome 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-M240X are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape and peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the RS-M240X. 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-M240X by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. Dbx Type II found in the RS-M240X 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
  • Full Auto Stop
  • Rewind Auto Play

Historic events

1981 IBM introduces the IBM PC.

Features of Technics RS-M240X

2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Peak Indicator
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction DBX Disc DBX Type II Noise Reduction
Auto-Play Cue / Review Timer Recording/Playback Soft Touch Transport Control Line / Mic Input Select Record Mute
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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