Bigson BSD-230
Dolby B NR

This Bigston BSD-230 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Bigston in 1976 with a list price of USD $240 and discontinued 6 years later in 1982.

The main features of the Bigston BSD-230 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual 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 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 BSD-230 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable BSD-230 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the BSD-230 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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

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 Technics introduced the famous SL-1200MK2 turntable
1979 The video game "Asteroids" is created.
1980 3M, Mitsubishi, Sony and Studer each introduce a multitrack digital recorder.
1981 Sony introduces the "micro" (3½-inch) floppy disk drive the OA-D30V
1982 Seiko introduced the world’s first TV watch.

Features of Bigston BSD-230

Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Top Loading Wood Case
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Tape Run Indicator
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby FM
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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