Kenwood KX-880B
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Direct Drive Metal Tape

The Kenwood KX-880 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was introduced by Kenwood in 1982 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Kenwood KX-880 are: 2 heads, electronic linear tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, automatic tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes, 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-880 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the KX-880 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the KX-880 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. To further maintain recording accuracy, the KX-880 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the KX-880 can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Computer Controlled Direct Drive Mechanism
  • DPSS (Direct Program Search System)
  • Amorphous Alloy Head

Historic events

1982 The Microfloppy Industry Committee agreed upon a 3½-inch floppy specification.
1983 The Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is introduced at the first North American Music Manufacturers (NAMM) show in Los Angeles.

Features of Kenwood KX-880

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback One-Touch Record/Pause Record Mute Blank Search Memory Stop Index Scan Auto-Space Memory Play
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control Headphone Volume 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 Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

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