Kenwood KX-70
Dolby B NR Full Logic Metal Tape

This Kenwood KX-70 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 $350 and discontinued 2 years later in 1983.

The main features of the Kenwood KX-70 are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits, manual 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 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-70 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the KX-70 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the KX-70 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
  • DPSS (Direct Program Search System)
  • Amorphous Alloy Head

Historic events

1981 IBM introduces the IBM PC.
1982 Sony and Philips announce the CD (Compact Disc) in Tokyo
1983 Apple introduces the Lisa computer, the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI).

Features of Kenwood KX-70

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
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
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute One-Touch Record/Pause
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Master Record Level Control
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 Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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