Yamaha K-500
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

This Yamaha K-500 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Yamaha in 1982 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $350 and discontinued 2 years later in 1984.

The main features of the Yamaha K-500 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, 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 K-500 are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Full-logic transport controls used on the K-500 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the K-500 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type.

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
  • Auto Tape Selector
  • Natural Sound
  • Dolby B-C Nr
  • Pure Sendust Head

Historic events

1982 The Microfloppy Industry Committee agreed upon a 3½-inch floppy specification.
1983 The Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is introduced at the first North American Music Manufacturers (NAMM) show in Los Angeles.
1984 The first episode of the Miami Vice television crime drama series, premiered on NBC.

Features of Yamaha K-500

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Metal Tape Chrome Tape Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback A-B Repeat One-Touch Record/Pause Record Mute Memory Stop
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection 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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