Aurex PC-X80AD
Dolby B NR Adres Full Logic Metal Tape

The Toshiba PC-X80AD is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and Adres noise reduction, it was introduced by Toshiba in 1978 and discontinued 2 years later in 1980.

The main features of the Toshiba PC-X80AD are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes with additional manual equalization selection, 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 PC-X80AD are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the PC-X80AD let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the PC-X80AD by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The Toshiba Adres noise reduction system used in the PC-X80AD expands the tape playback dynamic-range greatly right across the frequency range reaching an incredible 100dB at 1kHz. Signal-to-noise ratio is improved dramatically: by 30dB at 10kHz eliminating all tape hiss, and 17dB at 100Hz. To further maintain recording accuracy, the PC-X80AD incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the PC-X80AD can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

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

Historic events

1978 Introduction of the laserdisc player, using technology invented already in the 1960s
1979 Intel released the first 16-bit processor, the 8086.
1980 Pac-Man arcade game developed by Namco released in Japan.

Features of Toshiba PC-X80AD

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Normal Frequency Bias Oscillator
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
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Adres
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Auto-Play Timer Recording/Playback Line / Mic Input Select Memory Stop
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 Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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