Dolby HX PRO Dicrete Circuit.

My AIWA cassette(AD-R707) has this feature. If anyone can explain what this means in practical terms, pls do.

From the manual

DOLBY HX PRO Discrete Circuit

" When a source containing high freq components is recorded, these components function as a bias and the high freq characteristics deteriorate. DOLBY HX PRO is a servo control system which always provides the most suitable value of bias by calculating the recording signal & the recording bias current as a whole. A metal-tape-like performance is attained even with LH tapes, because the freq response is kept flat at all times by stabilising the dynamic freq characteristics. Furthermore the DOLBY HX PRO substantially expands the high freq dynamic range.

This is not a noise reduction system.
The system functions automatically when the deck is in the Rec mode."
In short it is servo on the bias as they explained. Tape bias is non audible high frequency recorded with music that reduces distortions of the tape. Bias also reduces upper bandwidth so usually some compromise is taken. Because high frequencies in music also work as bias, controlling total amount of them at given moment will keep distortions low while extending bandwidth. System that adjusts amount of bias to keep constant bias+musicHF is called servo and it is the best thing since sliced bread (I had Aiwa deck).
Are u familiar with AMTS? MO is that these 2 features make the 707 quite unique(there is a 505 where the only diff is the counter mechanism). The manual also says that the MPX filter kicks in when using Dolby B or C NR. What does the MPX do?

I have used this deck for the Roscoe Remasters. If u are a Beatlemaniac pls check out that topic under Beatle Music at r
Sorry about that-- is the correct address.
MPX, which means multiplex. In this case the stereo carrier freq used on analog FM broadcasts.
If memory serves it is at 19 kHz and has to be removed to keep the bias correct.
Thanks for response but are u saying it is for FM radio? The manual says that it operates when the Dolby NR is used-- b or c.
Nope. Just saying that it removes the mpx if you record from FM.