Crown CTD-270
Dolby B NR

The Crown CTD-270 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Crown in 1972 with a list price of USD $250 and discontinued 2 years later in 1974.

The main features of the Crown CTD-270 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal and chrome tapes, belt driven dual-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 CTD-270 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable CTD-270 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the CTD-270 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.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1972 Intel releases the 8008 chip. An 8-bit processor that becomes the foundation for future personal computers.
1973 TDK introduced a replacement for chromium dioxide and named it Avilyn.
1974 Intel releases the 8080 processor, the 8-bit successor to the original 8008.

Features of Crown CTD-270

2 Mono Microphone Inputs Headphones
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Top Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Mechanical Transport Control
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity
Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Dual-Capstan Transport

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