Dual C 844
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This Dual C 844 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Dual in 1981 with a recommended retail price of USD $700.

The main features of the Dual C 844 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes, belt driven dual-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 844 are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the C 844 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. 9,5 cm/s faster recording/playback speed used in the C 844 offers extended frequency response, increased dynamic range and transient response. C 844.

Dolby C-type used in the C 844 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. 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 844 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. 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
  • 2 Motors
  • DLL (Direct Load & Lock System)
  • 3 Heads
  • 2 Speeds
  • Monitor

Historic events

1981 The first DeLorean DMC-12 rolling off the production line

Features of Dual C 844

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
4-Digıt Digital Counter Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Peak Indicator
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback Memory Stop Electronic Fade-Out Auto-Space Real-Time Tape Monitoring Electronic Fade-In
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s 3¾ ips - 9.52 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Auto Stop Dual-Capstan Transport Direct Loading Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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