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

This Kenwood KX-880SR is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Kenwood in 1983 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $325 and discontinued 2 years later in 1985.

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

Dolby C-type used in the KX-880SR provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. 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 KX-880SR filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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
  • Amorphous Alloy Head
  • DPSS (Direct Program Search System)

Historic events

1983 Publication of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) standard, a protocol which allows electronic instruments and other digital musical tools to communicate with each other.
1984 The first episode of the Miami Vice television crime drama series, premiered on NBC.
1985 Sony and Philips produced the standard for Compact Disc Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) computer discs that would use the same laser technology as the audio CD.

Features of Kenwood KX-880SR

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
Silver Finish Orientation Left 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 Record Mute One-Touch Record/Pause Memory Stop Blank Search 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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