Harman Kardon HK1000
Dolby B NR

The Harman Kardon HK1000 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Harman Kardon in 1973 with a list price of USD $350 and discontinued 2 years later in 1975.

The main features of the Harman Kardon HK1000 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 HK1000 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable HK1000 transport function selection.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the HK1000 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

1973 Computer graphics are used for the first time in the Motion Picture Industry when the movie "Westworld" is produced.
1974 DuPont introduces chromium dioxide (CrO2) cassette tape.
1975 Sony launched the Betamax videocassette recording format.

Features of Harman Kardon HK1000

400Hz Test Tone Manual Level Calibration Manual Playback Level Calibration
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Multiple RCA Input Connectors RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Stereo / Mono input selector
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left Top Loading Wood Case Black Finish
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Mechanical Transport Control Tape Start Memory
Individual Output Level Controls Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Tape Speed Adjustment (Back of unit)
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

Similar to Harman Kardon HK1000 from the period 1973 - 1975