Alpine (Alpage) AL-51 Stereo Tape Cassette Deck Recorder. Did you know Alpine made home audio equipment? This is a magnificent machine - and rare too. I never tire of the almost jewel-likeprecision of Alpine/Alpage switch-gear and controls of the belt driven single-capstantransport.
The tape open mechanism issoft open, which gives it a luxurious "your tape sir" feel. Better than good condition for it's age. I'd been holding onto this for sentimental reasons.It hadn't been used since 1990. Recently retrieved from storage and beltsreplaced. Time to pass it to someone who enjoys listening to the oldschool sound of tape or at least display it. Two heads (the AL-61 was the three head model). Auto tape selector Metal / CrO2 / Normal. Music sensor forward/rewind to the next/previoustrack. The AL-51 has digital peak reading meters. Full-logictransport controls used on the AL-51 let it respond to the slightest fingercontact for fast and effortless transport function selection.
Dolby C-type used in the AL-51 provides 20 dB of noisereduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The19kHz multiplex pilot signal present in FM stereo broadcasts can cause falsetriggering of the noise reduction system.The switchable MPX filter of theAL-51 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FMstereo programs. To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs toconnect microphones with a jack connector. For undisturbed listening a jackconnector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied. Connection to otheraudio components for playback can be achieved by a RCA cable and recording froma source by a RCA cable. All main transport commands can be issued remotelywith a wired remote control. FYI this is the spec and manual for its brother the al-61, which was the three head unit. This item is in the category "Electronics\Home Audio Stereos, Components\Cassette Tape Decks". The seller is "funkyrx" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.