Ferguson 3273
Dolby B NR

The Ferguson 3273 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Ferguson in 1974.

The main features of the Ferguson 3273 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for 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 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 3273 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable 3273 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the 3273 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

To make live recordings this deck has 3 microphone inputs (for left, right and center channels) 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

1974 DuPont introduces chromium dioxide (CrO2) cassette tape.

Features of Ferguson 3273

Connectors
Connectivity
Ground Terminal AC Power Cord / Plug 3 Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Wood Side Panels Top Loading Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right/Blend)
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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