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.
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