Technics RS-TR555
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo DBX Dolby HXPro Full Logic Metal Tape

This Technics RS-TR555 is a auto-reverse stereo double cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by Technics in 1989 with a recommended retail price of USD $370 and discontinued 3 years later in 1992.

The main features of the Technics RS-TR555 are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 3 digits, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven auto reverse transport.

Typical front loading double cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on both sides 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-TR555 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the RS-TR555 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the RS-TR555 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original. Dbx Type II found in the RS-TR555 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.

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

Historic events

1989 Introduction of Hi8 video format, an improvement of Video8
1990 Dolby S Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1991 The first digital 2G (Second Generation) cellular technology was launched by Radiolinja in Finland on the GSM standard
1992 Philips launched the DCC (Digital Compact Cassette) format

Features of Technics RS-TR555

Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors
Display
Display
3-Digıt Digital Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Black Finish Orientation Left / Right Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction DBX Type II Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Reverse Auto Shutoff Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2)

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