JVC CD-1970
ANRS Noise Reduction

This JVC CD-1970 is a stereo cassette deck with JVC's ANRS noise reduction, it was first sold by JVC in 1976 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $400 and discontinued 4 years later in 1980.

The main features of the JVC CD-1970 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the right side of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically and the cassette needs to be placed diagonally in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the CD-1970 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable CD-1970 transport function selection.

With ANRS noise reduction used in the CD-1970 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.

Compact Cassette
  • ANRS (Automatic Noise Reduction System)

Historic events

1976 Elcaset audio format introduced by Sony as an improvement to compact cassettes.
1977 AT&T completes it prototype of cell phone technology.
1978 Nintendo releases its first video game, Computer Othello.
1979 Introduction of Metal audio cassettes by 3M under the trade name Metafine.
1980 Dolby C Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.

Features of JVC CD-1970

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Right Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Illuminated Cassette Compartment
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
ANRS Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Diagonal Front Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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