ASC AS 2000
Full Logic Direct Drive Metal Tape 3 Head

The ASC AS 2000 is a stereo cassette deck with noise reduction, it was introduced by ASC in 1985 and discontinued 5 years later in 1990.

The main features of the ASC AS 2000 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, electronic tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, tape type selection with support for normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes, single 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 directly over the head block. Additionally the heads can be easilly accessed for cleaning.

Level meters used on the AS 2000 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the AS 2000 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.

To further maintain recording accuracy, the AS 2000 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the AS 2000 can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

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 or XLR cable and recording from a source by a RCA or XLR cable.

Compact Cassette
  • Direct Drive
  • Three Head System

Historic events

1985 Commodore introduced the Amiga 1000 computer.
1986 IEC (60094-7) standard on magnetic tape sound recording and reproducing systems
1987 Sony launched DAT (Digital Audio Tape) as a new audio tape standard
1988 Microsoft releases Windows 2.1.
1989 Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau built the prototype systemwhich became the World Wide Web at CERN.
1990 Dolby S Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.

Features of ASC AS 2000

XLR Output Jacks RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones XLR Input Jacks
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
MPX Filter
Full Logic Transport Control Cue / Review Timer Recording/Playback Memory Stop Real-Time Tape Monitoring Memory Play
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control Headphone Volume Control
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Auto Stop Direct Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

Similar to ASC AS 2000 from the period 1985 - 1990