Kenwood KX-40
Dolby B NR Metal Tape

This Kenwood KX-40 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Kenwood in 1981 with a recommended retail price of USD $185 and discontinued 3 years later in 1984.

The main features of the Kenwood KX-40 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling normal and metal tapes, belt driven single-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 KX-40 are generic digital peak reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable KX-40 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the KX-40 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
  • Full Auto Shut Off

Historic events

1981 Dave Smith proposes the Universal Synthesizer Interface that would become the MIDI standard in 1983.
1982 Sony launched the CDP-101 in Japan
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 Kenwood KX-40

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left 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 Timer Recording/Playback
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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