JVC TD-V66
Dolby C logo Dolby B NR Wired Remote Control Metal Tape Full Logic 3 Head

This JVC TD-V66 is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by JVC in 1986 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $420 and discontinued 3 years later in 1989.

The main features of the JVC TD-V66 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 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 TD-V66 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TD-V66 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the TD-V66 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The three-head configuration of the TD-V66 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-V66 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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • SA Head
  • Digifine
  • Peak Level Meter
  • Compu Link

Historic events

1986 Nintendo releases its first video game console for the home, NES (Nintendo Entertainment System).
1987 The brand AKAI is no longer used and is replaced by A&D in Japan when merged by Mitsubishi
1988 Sony begins producing VHS recorders
1989 Commodore announces that 1 million Amiga computers have been sold.

Features of JVC TD-V66

Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
Digital 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
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Double Dolby NR Circuits Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback A-B Repeat Record Mute Index Scan Auto-Space Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control
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 Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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