Carver TDR-1500
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape

The Carver TDR-1500 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was introduced by Carver in 1990 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $500 and discontinued 2 years later in 1992.

The main features of the Carver TDR-1500 are:, electronic tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven auto reverse 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 TDR-1500 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TDR-1500 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the TDR-1500 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original. To further maintain recording accuracy, the TDR-1500 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the TDR-1500 can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1990 Dolby S Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1991 The first digital 2G (Second Generation) cellular technology was launched by Radiolinja in Finland on the GSM standard
1992 Philips launched the DCC (Digital Compact Cassette) format

Features of Carver TDR-1500

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Controls
Controls
3-Position Direction Selector
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left 19-Inch EIA Rack Mounting Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback Memory Stop Memory Play
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance 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
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Reverse Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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