Harman Kardon TD262
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Metal Tape

The Harman Kardon TD262 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was introduced by Harman Kardon in 1988 with a list price of USD $399 and discontinued 3 years later in 1991.

The main features of the Harman Kardon TD262 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 TD262 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TD262 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the TD262 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original. To further maintain recording accuracy, the TD262 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the TD262 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
  • Amorphous Head
  • HX-Pro Headroom Extension System

Historic events

1988 Boeing 747-400's first flight
1989 Introduction of Hi8 video format, an improvement of Video8
1990 Dolby S Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1991 The first digital 2G (Second Generation) cellular technology was launched by Radiolinja in Finland on the GSM standard

Features of Harman Kardon TD262

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical 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
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Record Mute
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
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
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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