Akai KD-V400
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape

This JVC KD-V400 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by JVC in 1983 with a list price of USD $315 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the JVC KD-V400 are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven auto reverse 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-V400 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the KD-V400 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the KD-V400 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type.

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
  • SA Head
  • Multi Function Display
  • Spectro Peak Indicator

Historic events

1983 The Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is introduced at the first North American Music Manufacturers (NAMM) show in Los Angeles.
1984 Seiko Instruments U.S.A. Inc. displays the first wristwatch computer, with a 10-character, 4-line LCD.

Features of JVC KD-V400

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Controls
Controls
3-Position Direction Selector
Display
Display
Multi Function Display Digital Peak-Reading Meters Spectrum Level Indicator 4-Digıt Mechanical Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Right Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo Reverse recording
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Dolby C Record Pause Dolby B Cassette Back Lighting Auto Reverse Direction
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Memory Play
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 Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Reverse Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) 3x Motor Mechanism Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

Similar to JVC KD-V400 from the period 1983 - 1984

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