Bigston BSD-300
Dolby B NR

This Bigston BSD-300 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Bigston in 1977 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $170 and discontinued 5 years later in 1982.

The main features of the Bigston BSD-300 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes with additional manual equalization selection, belt driven 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 diagonally in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the BSD-300 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable BSD-300 transport function selection. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the BSD-300 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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
  • Full Auto-Stop
  • Auto-Rewind

Historic events

1977 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak exhibiting the first Apple II
1978 Introduction of the laserdisc player, using technology invented already in the 1960s
1979 The video game "Asteroids" is created.
1980 Dolby C Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1981 IBM introduces the IBM PC.
1982 VHS-Compact (VHS-C), originally developed for portable VCRs, but ultimately finding success in palm-sized camcorders

Features of Bigston BSD-300

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Ground Terminal AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
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
Record Dolby B
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Cue / Review 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 Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Diagonal Front Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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