Blaupunkt XC-1400
Dolby B NR HighCom Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

This Blaupunkt XC-1400 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and High-Com noise reduction, it was first sold by Blaupunkt in 1981 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Blaupunkt XC-1400 are:, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

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

Level meters used on the XC-1400 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the XC-1400 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the XC-1400 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The High Com system (as used in the XC-1400) 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 make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect a microphone with a DIN 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 cable and recording from a source by a cable. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1981 NASA launches first Space Shuttle.
1982 Sony and Philips announce the CD (Compact Disc) in Tokyo

Features of Blaupunkt XC-1400

1 Stereo Microphone Input DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones Wired Remote Control
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction High-Com Noise Reduction
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Memory Stop
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Auto Stop

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