Yamaha KX-650
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This Yamaha KX-650 is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Yamaha in 1991 with a recommended retail price of USD $357 and discontinued 2 years later in 1993.

The main features of the Yamaha KX-650 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, dual capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck.

Level meters used on the KX-650 are generic digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the KX-650 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the KX-650 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. The three-head configuration of the KX-650 requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback. The 19kHz multiplex pilot slgnal present in FM stereo broadcasts can cause false triggering of the noise reduction system. The switchable MPX filter of the KX-650 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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
  • Natural Sound

Historic events

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
1993 Intel introduces the "Pentium" processing chip.

Features of Yamaha KX-650

Calibration
Calibration
Playtrim Adjustment Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Peak Hold 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Titanium Finish Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Double Dolby NR Circuits Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Stop Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control Headphone Volume Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Dual-Capstan Transport

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