Aristona SR3780
Dolby B NR Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This Aristona SR3780 is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Aristona in 1980.

The main features of the Aristona SR3780 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital tape counter with 3 digits and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes, belt driven dual-capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side 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.

Level meters used on the SR3780 are generic digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the SR3780 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, bias and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the SR3780 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the SR3780 requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback. The 19kHz multiplex pilot slgnal present in FM stereo broadcasts can cause false triggering of the noise reduction system. The switchable MPX filter of the SR3780 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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
  • Closed Loop Dual Capstan
  • HiFi
  • 3 Head
  • 2 Motor Transport
  • Fluorescent Peak Meter

Historic events

1980 Dolby C Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.

Features of Aristona SR3780

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Bias Calibration 400Hz Test Tone 10kHz Test Tone Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Peak Hold 3-Digıt Digital Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Meters Peak / VU Switchable
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Dolby B Play Pause Metal Tape Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Double Dolby NR Circuits MPX Filter RIF Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring Pitch Control Memory Play Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Auto-Fade
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control Headphone Volume Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Mechanical Tape Loading Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Auto Shutoff Dual-Capstan Transport

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