Aiwa AD-3300
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape

This Aiwa AD-3300 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Aiwa in 1981 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $370 and discontinued 5 years later in 1986.

The main features of the Aiwa AD-3300 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck. Tape loading/unloading is operated motorized and the cassette needs to be placed horizontally in the drawer.

Level meters used on the AD-3300 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the AD-3300 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the AD-3300 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect microphones with a jack connector. For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1981 IBM introduces the IBM PC.
1982 Sony launched the CDP-101 in Japan
1983 Publication of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) standard, a protocol which allows electronic instruments and other digital musical tools to communicate with each other.
1984 The Ferrari Testarossa, a two-door coupé, premiered at the Paris Auto Show.
1985 Commodore introduced the Amiga 1000 computer.
1986 IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer.

Features of Aiwa AD-3300

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Remaining Time
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Dolby C Record Play Pause Record Mute Dolby B Metal Tape Chrome Tape Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Motorized Tape Loading Auto Stop Horizontal Tape Transport Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

Similar to Aiwa AD-3300 from the period 1981 - 1986