Wharfedale DC9
Dolby B NR

This Wharfedale DC9 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Wharfedale in 1971 and discontinued 3 years later in 1974.

The main features of the Wharfedale DC9 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout 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 DC9 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable DC9 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the DC9 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect microphones with a jack connector. 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

1971 The microprocessor invented by Faggin, Hoff and Mazor.
1972 Intel releases the 8008 chip. An 8-bit processor that becomes the foundation for future personal computers.
1973 Computer graphics are used for the first time in the Motion Picture Industry when the movie "Westworld" is produced.
1974 Intel releases the 8080 processor, the 8-bit successor to the original 8008.

Features of Wharfedale DC9

2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left Top Loading Wood Side Panels Black Finish
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Dolby B Power Record
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Mechanical Transport Control
Individual Input Level Controls
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Manual Level Calibration (Rear) Manual Playback Level Calibration (Rear) Output-Level Control (Rear) Voltage Switchable (Rear)
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity
Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

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