JVC KD-VR5
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape

This JVC KD-VR5 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by JVC in 1985 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $320 and discontinued 4 years later in 1989.

The main features of the JVC KD-VR5 are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits, automatic 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-VR5 are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Full-logic transport controls used on the KD-VR5 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the KD-VR5 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
  • Digifine
  • 2-Motor Full Logic Tape Transport
  • Digital Peak Display
  • Quick Reverse

Historic events

1985 Philips ends production of Video 2000
1986 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released.
1987 S-VHS (Super VHS) introduction in Japan, an improved version of the VHS standard for consumer video cassette recorders.
1988 Boeing 747-400's first flight
1989 Introduction of Hi8 video format, an improvement of Video8

Features of JVC KD-VR5

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Controls
Controls
3-Position Direction Selector
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters 2-Digıt Digital Peak Indicator 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Right Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Blank Skip Record Mute Index Scan Blank Search Auto-Space
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Reverse Quick Auto Reverse 2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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