Harman Kardon TD202
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape

The Harman Kardon TD202 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was introduced by Harman Kardon in 1986 with a recommended retail price of USD $315 and discontinued 2 years later in 1988.

The main features of the Harman Kardon TD202 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual 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 TD202 are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Full-logic transport controls used on the TD202 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the TD202 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 TD202 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the TD202 can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

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
  • 2 Head

Historic events

1986 IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer.
1987 S-VHS (Super VHS) introduction in Japan, an improved version of the VHS standard for consumer video cassette recorders.
1988 NeXT Introduction - the Introduction to the NeXT Generation of Computers for Education

Features of Harman Kardon TD202

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Multi Color 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
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Record Mute
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
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 Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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