Technics RS-M260
Dolby B NR Soft Touch Wired Remote Control Metal Tape 3 Head

This Technics RS-M260 is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Technics in 1980 with a list price of USD $380 and discontinued 3 years later in 1983.

The main features of the Technics RS-M260 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital tape counter with 3 digits, 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-M260 are generic digital peak reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the RS-M260. 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-M260 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the RS-M260 requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback.

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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Fluorescent Meter
  • Full Auto Stop
  • Rewind Auto Play
  • SX Head (Sendust Extra)
  • 3 Head System

Historic events

1980 3M, Mitsubishi, Sony and Studer each introduce a multitrack digital recorder.
1981 The Pacman and Donkey Kong video games are written, and go on to become huge hits
1982 Seiko introduced the world’s first TV watch.
1983 The Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is introduced at the first North American Music Manufacturers (NAMM) show in Los Angeles.

Features of Technics RS-M260

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
3-Digıt Digital Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Source/Tape Record
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Double Dolby NR Circuits
Controls
Operation
Cue / Review Timer Recording/Playback Line / Mic Input Select Soft Touch Transport Control Record Mute Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
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 Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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