Yamaha KX-W492
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape

The Yamaha KX-W492 is a auto-reverse stereo double cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was introduced by Yamaha in 1996 with a list price of USD $263 and discontinued 2 years later in 1998.

The main features of the Yamaha KX-W492 are: 2 heads, electronic tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven auto reverse transport.

Typical front loading double cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on both sides 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 KX-W492 are generic digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the KX-W492 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the KX-W492 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.

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 wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Cassette Stabilizer
  • Natural Sound

Historic events

1996 Nintendo announces the Nintendo 64 (a 64-bit game system).
1997 MultiMediaCard (MMC) flash memory memory card standard unveiled by Siemens AG and SanDisk
1998 Memory Stick, a removable flash memory card format, launched by Sony

Features of Yamaha KX-W492

Calibration
Calibration
Playtrim Adjustment
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Controls
Controls
3-Position Direction Selector
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Peak Hold 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Double Deck
Double Deck
Dual Deck Playback / Single Deck Record High Speed Dubbing Relay Playback
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left / Right Titanium Finish Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Dolby C Record Dolby B Auto Reverse Direction
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Record Mute
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
Feet
Shock Absorbtion
Cassette Stabilizer
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 Reverse 2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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