Yamaha K-560
Dolby B NR Soft Touch Metal Tape

This Yamaha K-560 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Yamaha in 1980 with a list price of USD $300 and discontinued 2 years later in 1982.

The main features of the Yamaha K-560 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, 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 directly over the head block. Additionally the heads can be easilly accessed for cleaning.

Level meters used on the K-560 are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the K-560.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the K-560 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. For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied.

Compact Cassette
  • Natural Sound

Historic events

1980 3M, Mitsubishi, Sony and Studer each introduce a multitrack digital recorder.
1981 NASA launches first Space Shuttle.
1982 Sony launched the CDP-101 in Japan

Features of Yamaha K-560

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
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
Peak Indicator Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Soft Touch Transport Control Line / Mic Input Select Record Mute Timer Recording
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Direct Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

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