Dual C 839RC
Dolby B NR Full Logic 3 Head

This Dual C 839 RC is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Dual in 1979 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $875.

The main features of the Dual C 839 RC are: 3 heads and no off-tape monitoring to save production cost, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling normal 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 C 839 RC are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Full-logic transport controls used on the C 839 RC let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the C 839 RC by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1979 Introduction of Metal audio cassettes by 3M under the trade name Metafine.

Features of Dual C 839 RC

Connectors
Connectivity
Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel 2-Erase Heads
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Pitch Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Reverse Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) Auto Stop

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