ASC AS 3000
HighCom Full Logic Direct Drive Metal Tape 3 Head

The ASC AS 3000 is a stereo cassette deck with High-Com noise reduction, it was introduced by ASC in 1980 and discontinued 2 years later in 1982.

The main features of the ASC AS 3000 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, 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 directly over the head block. Additionally the heads can be easilly accessed for cleaning.

Level meters used on the AS 3000 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the AS 3000 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.

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 High Com system (as used in the AS 3000) works as a broadband 2:1:2 compander, achieving almost 15 dB of noise reduction for low and up to 20 dB for higher frequencies, while avoiding most of the acoustic problems observed with other high compression broadband companders. To further maintain recording accuracy, the AS 3000 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the AS 3000 can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

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
  • Direct Drive
  • Three Head System
  • RALF

Historic events

1980 Worldwide sale of Rubik's Cube starts.
1981 IBM introduces the IBM PC.
1982 Sony launched the CDP-101 in Japan

Features of ASC AS 3000

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
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
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
MPX Filter High-Com Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Cue / Review Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Pitch Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring Memory Play
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control Headphone Volume Control
Limited Finish
Special Finish
Gold-Plated Headphone Jack
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Auto Stop Dual-Capstan Transport Direct Loading

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