It quite simply calibrates the best possible performance from each cassette tape inserted into the loading bay. You can write the data to memory to retrieve these stored calibration parameters at any time.
As expected at this level of performance, this is a three head, four-track - two channel, three motor, direct drive, dual capstan design. The drive housing is a zinc-alloy ONE PIECE DIE-CAST DRIVE which includes two pairs of capstan bearings for perfect and forever perfect geometry of the closed-loop dual-capstan and 3-DD motor mechanism.
The Dolby integrated circuits were sourced from Hitachi and the inside hides an ALPS 4-way DIP switch to select high-frequency attenuation. The heads are -aligned and 3-layer lamination (rec), HIP ferrite (Hip Isostatic Press) with special contouring (play) and sendust/ferrite with asymmetrical dual-gap (erase). These Alpine AL-90's are truly high-performance monsters whose playback and the recording quality is on par with some of the finest reel to reel machines ever made! Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck.Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo. Tape Speed: 4.76 cm/s Pitch control. Heads: 1 x record, 1 x playback (combination), 1 x erase. Tape Type: type I, FeCr, CrO2, Metal. Noise Reduction: B, C, External. Frequency Response: 20Hz to 22kHz (Metal tape).
Signal to Noise Ratio: 64dB (Dolby C). Wow and Flutter: 0.03%. Input: 100mV (line), 0.8mV (mic). Dimensions: 435 x 126 x 347mm. We accept payments via Credit Cards & Bank Transfers.
Due to the vintage nature of these units - it is possible that they may suffer a component failure at any time without warning even after a recent service and soak test! We cannot guarantee against this failure! As a preventive and security measure to protect our products we include a. Secure Anti Pilfering System with all of our machines!
This machine has had an Advanced Elevated Service! This is our premium service option utilising premium grade components and modifications.The final resulting sound and enhanced performance is the highest sonically possible! Nak Central AudioLabs are a team of passionate collectors and qualified audio engineers of retro analogue gear, specialising mainly in high-end cassette decks and reel to reel, and whose expertise lies in their full restoration and repairs. Their combined years of experience in this field surpasses over sixty years and still have the same passion and enthusiasm to restore every high-end analogue media product to its best cosmetic condition and audio performance. Join us on our journey to analogue audio nirvana!
The item "Alpine Al-90 3 Heads Cassette Deck Ultra Rare Custom Trim Serviced Excellent" is in sale since Thursday, April 29, 2021. This item is in the category "Sound & Vision\Home Audio & HiFi Separates\Cassette/Tape Players".
The seller is "nak_central_audiolabs" and is located in London. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.