Denon DRM-660 Cassette deck

In terms of control capabilities and functions, the DRM-660 occupies, as it were, a middle position: two push-button stations and one four-digit counter with clearly distinguishable large numbers, showing not real time, but only some conventional units. But in fact, each broach has a counter with memory, and only one indicator, so memorization and search are possible for both decks. The music search system for both cassettes is the simplest and only allows you to find the beginning of the current and next fragments. When rewinding, the memory works according to the value "0000" and therefore, in order to use this feature when recording, you must remember to reset the counter before starting it. The DRM-660, like most of the tape recorders in the test, is prepared to work with the remote control from the Denon DRA series receiver, and the special control cable included in the kit allows you to start recording from a CD synchronously with the start of the player. When you turn on the "Relay" mode for auto-reverse, five consecutive playback of two cassettes is possible. Unlike all tape recorders, the DRM-660 has a smooth adjustment of the bias current. Of course, the correct position for a particular tape will have to be determined after several trial recordings, but it's better than not having such an opportunity. The company recommends using its tape of the DX and HD series with this tape recorder. The signal level indicator with a scale from -40 to +10 dB (12 segments in total) is very convenient in the tape recorder, on which levels above 0 dB are highlighted in color. The measurement results showed very good linearity and an acceptable detonation value, and a balanced neutral sound was noted during listening.

Denon DRM-660 Cassette deck photo