Elac CD 400

This Elac CD 400 is a stereo cassette deck, it was first sold by Elac in 1973 with a recommended retail price of USD $207 and discontinued 3 years later in 1976.

The main features of the Elac CD 400 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout with the cassette compartiment located on the center 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 CD 400 are analog needle VU reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Mechanical transport controls for reliable CD 400 transport function selection.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect a microphone with a DIN connector. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a cable and recording from a source by a cable.

Compact Cassette
  • HiFi

Historic events

1973 IBM released the 8" floppy drive, and the first permanent storage with its first "Hard Drive"
1974 DuPont introduces chromium dioxide (CrO2) cassette tape.
1975 Sony launched the Betamax videocassette recording format.
1976 Elcaset audio format introduced by Sony as an improvement to compact cassettes.

Features of Elac CD 400

Connectors
Connectivity
1 Stereo Microphone Input AC Power Cord / Plug DIN Microphone Connector DIN Input/Output Connector
Controls
Controls
High / Low Switch
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Top Loading Wood Case Orientation Center Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Voltage Switchable (Inside)
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Tape Speed Adjustment (Back of unit)
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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