JVC TD-V531
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This JVC TD-V531 is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by JVC in 1990 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $380 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the JVC TD-V531 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven dual-capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left 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 TD-V531 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TD-V531 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the TD-V531 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original. The three-head configuration of the TD-V531 requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback. The 19kHz multiplex pilot slgnal present in FM stereo broadcasts can cause false triggering of the noise reduction system. The switchable MPX filter of the TD-V531 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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
  • Digifine
  • DDRP (Dynamics Detection Recording Processor)
  • Closed Loop Dual Capstan Mechanism
  • 3 Head
  • Compu Link
  • Half Shell Stabilizer

Historic events

1990 Commodore announces the Amiga 3000 computer.
1991 Apple intrroduces the "QuickTime" multimedia format.

Features of JVC TD-V531

Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones CD Direct Input
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Double Dolby NR Circuits Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Headphone Fixed Volume
Feet
Shock Absorbtion
Cassette Stabilizer
Limited Finish
Special Finish
Gold Plated Input/Output Jacks
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 Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

Similar to JVC TD-V531 from the period 1990 - 1991