Advent 202
Dolby B NR

This Advent 202 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Advent in 1974 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $150 and discontinued 4 years later in 1978.

The main features of the Advent 202 are: 1 head, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout with the cassette compartiment located on the center of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically and the cassette needs to be placed with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Mechanical transport controls for reliable 202 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the 202 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1974 Intel releases the 8080 processor, the 8-bit successor to the original 8008.
1975 TDK unveiled its SA (Super Avilyn) line of tapes, the first nonchrome high-bias tape.
1976 Introduction of Teletext, a European television information that can be seen as a predecessor of the World Wide Web.
1977 The movie "Star Wars" is released, revealing special effects, and film technology never before seen by the general public.
1978 Introduction of the laserdisc player, using technology invented already in the 1960s

Features of Advent 202

Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Center Top Loading Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
1 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

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