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Better on Vinyl, 3 College Rd, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9EJ.


Technics RS-BX404 Dolby Stereo Cassette Deck





Technics RS-BX404 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, first sold by Technics in 1991 with a recommended retail price of USD $270 and discontinued 2 years later in 1993

In excellent condition, a couple of light marks on top surface, all very clean, full working order.

NOTE. To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs!


  • Sound heads: 2 (permalloy sound head and double-slit ferrite erase head).
  • Motors: 2
  • Synchronisation fluctuations: 0.07% WRMS / 0.2% DIN
  • Tracks: 4 (2 channels)
  • Band types: Type I, Type II, Type IV
  • Frequency response: 30 Hz - 17 kHz for metal tapes
  • Distortion factor: n/a
  • Signal to noise ratio: 56dB Dolby off (A weighted), 66dB with Dolby B, 74dB with Dolby C (measured with IEC II tape)
  • Auto Reverse: no
  • Title search: no
  • Dolby: B & C
  • MPX filter: Yes, switchable
  • Fader: No
  • Pitch control: No
  • CD synchro recording: No

Special Features

  • Headroom extension (dynamic bias control to match the audio signal).
  • Cue and review (fast forward/rewind with reduced audio signal output)
  • Bias control
  • Timer start selection "Rec", "Play", "OFF


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