Clarion MD-8080
Dolby B NR

This Clarion MD-8080 is a stereo double cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Clarion in 1977 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Clarion MD-8080 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes.

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 MD-8080 are analog needle VU reading meters.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the MD-8080 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

Historic events

1977 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak exhibiting the first Apple II
1978 The first satellite in the modern Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS) is launched.

Features of Clarion MD-8080

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Double Deck
Double Deck
Dual Deck Playback / Single Deck Record
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Top Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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