JVC CD-1655

The JVC CD-1655 is a stereo cassette deck, it was introduced by JVC in 1973 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $150 and discontinued 7 years later in 1980.

The main features of the JVC CD-1655 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection with support for normal tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout with the cassette compartiment located on the right 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 CD-1655 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable CD-1655 transport function selection.

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 The Waffle Trainer is introduced, quickly becoming the best-selling training shoe in the U.S.
1975 The first calculator watch was launched by Pulsar.
1976 Sony first publicly demonstrated an optical digital audio disc
1977 The movie "Star Wars" is released, revealing special effects, and film technology never before seen by the general public.
1978 Introduction of the laserdisc player, using technology invented already in the 1960s
1979 Philips introduced the Video 2000-system (also known as 'Video Compact Cassette' or VCC)
1980 Pac-Man arcade game developed by Namco released in Japan.

Features of JVC CD-1655

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Right Top Loading Wood Case Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

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