Harman Kardon HK2000
Dolby B NR

The Harman Kardon HK2000 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Harman Kardon in 1977 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $430 and discontinued 2 years later in 1979.

The main features of the Harman Kardon HK2000 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 HK2000 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable HK2000 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 HK2000 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. A Subsonic filter is provided in the HK2000 to prevent infrasonic signals generated when playing a warped record. These signals can upset the Dolby system and prevening it from functioning properly. To further maintain recording accuracy, the HK2000 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the HK2000 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.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1977 The Atari 2600 home video game console released by Atari, Inc.
1978 Nintendo releases its first video game, Computer Othello.
1979 The first commercial fully automated 1G (First Generation) cellular network was launched in Japan by NTT

Features of Harman Kardon HK2000

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Level Calibration Manual Playback Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Top 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 Subsonic Filter
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control Tape Start Memory
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Output Level Controls Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls
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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