Grundig MCF 600
HighCom Full Logic Metal Tape

The Grundig MCF 600 is a stereo cassette deck with High-Com noise reduction, it was introduced by Grundig in 1980 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Grundig MCF 600 are: 2 heads, electronic tape counter with 3 digits, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes, single 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 MCF 600 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the MCF 600 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The High Com system (as used in the MCF 600) works as a broadband 2:1:2 compander, achieving almost 15 dB of noise reduction for low and up to 20 dB for higher frequencies, while avoiding most of the acoustic problems observed with other high compression broadband companders.

To make live recordings this deck has a single microphone input to connect a microphone with a DIN connector. For undisturbed listening a DIN connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied.

Compact Cassette
  • Quartz Control
  • Direct Frontloader

Historic events

1980 Dolby C Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1981 Dave Smith proposes the Universal Synthesizer Interface that would become the MIDI standard in 1983.

Features of Grundig MCF 600

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
Headphones DIN Microphone Connector
Display
Display
3-Digıt Digital Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Power
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
High-Com Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Direct Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

Similar to Grundig MCF 600 from the period 1980 - 1981