Blaupunkt XC-240
HighCom Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

This Blaupunkt XC-240 is a stereo cassette deck with High-Com noise reduction, it was first sold by Blaupunkt in 1979 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Blaupunkt XC-240 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome, ferro-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. 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 XC-240 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the XC-240 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The High Com system (as used in the XC-240) 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 a single microphone input 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

1979 Intel released the first 16-bit processor, the 8086.
1980 Pac-Man arcade game developed by Namco released in Japan.

Features of Blaupunkt XC-240

Connectors
Connectivity
DIN Microphone Connector DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading 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 Play Pause
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
High-Com Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Line / Mic Input Select Memory Stop
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
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
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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