Technics RS-M263
Dolby B NR Soft Touch Metal Tape 3 Head

This Technics RS-M263 is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Technics in 1982 with a recommended retail price of USD $350 and discontinued 4 years later in 1986.

The main features of the Technics RS-M263 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, 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-M263 are generic digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the RS-M263.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RS-M263 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the RS-M263 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.

Compact Cassette
  • Auto Tape Select
  • Fluorescent Meter
  • Full Auto Stop
  • Rewind Auto Play
  • 3 Head System

Historic events

1982 Sony launched the CDP-101 in Japan
1983 TV Series The "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC.
1984 The Ferrari Testarossa, a two-door coupé, premiered at the Paris Auto Show.
1985 Microsoft announces Windows 1.0.
1986 Nintendo releases its first video game console for the home, NES (Nintendo Entertainment System).

Features of Technics RS-M263

Bias Fine Tune
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Peak Hold
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Metal Tape Cassette Back Lighting Chrome Tape Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Double Dolby NR Circuits
Auto-Play Soft Touch Transport Control Record Mute Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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