Dual C 830
Dolby B NR 3 Head

This Dual C 830 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Dual in 1979 with a list price of USD $500 and discontinued 3 years later in 1982.

The main features of the Dual C 830 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling normal 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 directly over the head block. Additionally the heads can be easilly accessed for cleaning.

Level meters used on the C 830 are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Mechanical transport controls for reliable C 830 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the C 830 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The 19kHz multiplex pilot slgnal present in FM stereo broadcasts can cause false triggering of the noise reduction system. The switchable MPX filter of the C 830 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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

1979 Nike's Air technology patented by inventor M. Frank Rudy is introduced in the Tailwind running shoe.
1980 Pac-Man arcade game developed by Namco released in Japan.
1981 Dave Smith proposes the Universal Synthesizer Interface that would become the MIDI standard in 1983.
1982 Sony launched the CDP-101 in Japan

Features of Dual C 830

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls Headphone Volume Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Direct Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Auto Stop

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