HarmanKardon TD4500
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape

The Harman Kardon TD4500 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was introduced by Harman Kardon in 1990 with a recommended retail price of USD $549 and discontinued 3 years later in 1993.

The main features of the Harman Kardon TD4500 are: 2 heads, electronic linear tape counter with 4 digits, automatic 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 TD4500 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TD4500 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless 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.

Dolby C-type used in the TD4500 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 TD4500 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the TD4500 can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • CD Transcription Quality
  • Isotropic Head

Historic events

1990 Commodore announces the Amiga 3000 computer.
1991 Introduction of MiniDisc by Sony
1992 The Atari 2600 is finally discontinued 15 years after its introduction in September 1977
1993 Intel introduces the "Pentium" processing chip.

Features of Harman Kardon TD4500

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Level Calibration Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones System Remote-Control Input Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter Display On/Off
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
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Record Mute
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic 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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