Panasonic RP-966 Dolby Noise Reduction UnitPanasonic RP-966 Dolby Noise Reduction Unit

The Panasonic RP-966 Dolby-B Noise Reduction unit was one of the few available external decoders. This unit sounded and performed much better than most of the Dolby processors that were internal to most cassette decks, because of its ability to calibrate the Dolby recording level. Dolby processing at the time was very prone to decoding errors as a result of miscalibration.