Concord MK-IX
Dolby B NR

The Concord MK-IX is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Concord in 1971 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $250 and discontinued 2 years later in 1973.

The main features of the Concord MK-IX are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal and chrome tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

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 MK-IX are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable MK-IX transport function selection.

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

To make live recordings this deck has 3 microphone inputs (for left, right and center channels) 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
  • Endmatic (Auto Shutoff)

Historic events

1971 The first digital watch is produced by Pulsar.
1972 Philips introduced the VCR ('Video Cassette Recording') videocassette format.
1973 TDK introduced a replacement for chromium dioxide and named it Avilyn.

Features of Concord MK-IX

Connectors
Connectivity
3 Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Controls
Controls
Stereo / Mono input selector
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Top Loading Wood Case Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Dolby B Power Illuminated Cassette Compartment
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Output Level Controls Individual Input Level Controls Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right/Blend)
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Manual Level Calibration (Rear) Manual Playback Level Calibration (Rear) Tape Speed Adjustment (Back of unit)
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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