JVC CD-1668
ANRS Noise Reduction

This JVC CD-1668 is a stereo cassette deck with JVC's ANRS noise reduction, it was first sold by JVC in 1973 with a list price of USD $330 and discontinued 5 years later in 1978.

The main features of the JVC CD-1668 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling 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-1668 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable CD-1668 transport function selection.

With ANRS noise reduction used in the CD-1668 the signals of low level are compressed in the recording process and expanded in a complementary way during playback in order to reduce noise without altering the tonal quality of the original sound. In this Automatic Noise-Reduction System's process, the hissing noise inherent in tape recording in the region of 5 kHz, is reduced by approximately 10 dB.

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
  • ANRS (Automatic Noise Reduction System)

Historic events

1973 TDK introduced a replacement for chromium dioxide and named it Avilyn.
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 Elcaset audio format introduced by Sony as an improvement to compact cassettes.
1977 The movie "Star Wars" is released, revealing special effects, and film technology never before seen by the general public.
1978 Nintendo releases its first video game, Computer Othello.

Features of JVC CD-1668

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Right Top Loading Wood Case
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
ANRS Noise Reduction
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

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