JVC KD-A11
Dolby B NR Metal Tape

The JVC KD-A11 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by JVC in 1980 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $170 and discontinued 5 years later in 1985.

The main features of the JVC KD-A11 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal 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 with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the KD-A11 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable KD-A11 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the KD-A11 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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
  • Metaperm Head

Historic events

1980 Dolby C Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1981 NASA launches first Space Shuttle.
1982 Sony and Philips announce the CD (Compact Disc) in Tokyo
1983 Apple introduces the Lisa computer, the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI).
1984 The Ferrari Testarossa, a two-door coupé, premiered at the Paris Auto Show.
1985 Video8 was introduced, the year that Sony introduced the Handycam, one of the first Video8 cameras.

Features of JVC KD-A11

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector 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
Record
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B 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
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity 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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