Harman Kardon CD191
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape

The Harman Kardon CD191 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was introduced by Harman Kardon in 1982 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $345 and discontinued 3 years later in 1985.

The main features of the Harman Kardon CD191 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven 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 with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the CD191 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the CD191 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the CD191 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. To further maintain recording accuracy, the CD191 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the CD191 can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

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
  • Uniplane Transport
  • Sendust Head
  • Ultra Wideband Linear Phase

Historic events

1982 Seiko introduced the world’s first TV watch.
1983 Apple introduces the Lisa computer, the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI).
1984 The first episode of the Miami Vice television crime drama series, premiered on NBC.
1985 Sony and Philips produced the standard for Compact Disc Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) computer discs that would use the same laser technology as the audio CD.

Features of Harman Kardon CD191

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Line / Mic Input Select Record Mute
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

Similar to Harman Kardon CD191 from the period 1982 - 1985