Dual C 939
Dolby B NR

This Dual C 939 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Dual in 1977 with a recommended retail price of USD $580 and discontinued 2 years later in 1979.

The main features of the Dual C 939 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and ferro-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 C 939 are generic digital peak reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable C 939 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the C 939 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. 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

Historic events

1977 AT&T completes it prototype of cell phone technology.
1978 Technics introduced the famous SL-1200MK2 turntable
1979 Introduction of the Australian made Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument, the first polyphonic digital sampling synthesiser.

Features of Dual C 939

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Meters Peak / VU Switchable
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Top Loading Wood Case
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby FM
Controls
Operation
Memory Stop Mechanical Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Output Level Controls Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Reverse Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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