Kyocera D-801
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Direct Drive Metal Tape Full Logic

The Kyocera D-801 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was introduced by Kyocera in 1982 with a recommended retail price of USD $590 and discontinued 3 years later in 1985.

The main features of the Kyocera D-801 are: 2 heads, electronic linear tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes, double direct drive dual-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 D-801 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the D-801 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the D-801 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 D-801 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the D-801 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.

Compact Cassette
  • Closed Loop Dual Capstan
  • APMR (Automatic Program Mute Recording)

Historic events

1982 Commodore announces the Commodore 64 computer.
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 Video8 was introduced, the year that Sony introduced the Handycam, one of the first Video8 cameras.

Features of Kyocera D-801

400Hz Test Tone Bias Fine Tune
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Tape Length Selection
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter Remaining Time
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left Wood Side Panels Titanium Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Line / Mic Input Select Memory Stop Stop Watch
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Record Level Balance Control Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Manual Level Calibration (Rear)
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Double Direct Drive (Capsŧan)

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