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

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 Seiko introduced the world’s first TV watch.
1983 Apple introduces the Lisa computer, the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI).
1984 Seiko Instruments U.S.A. Inc. displays the first wristwatch computer, with a 10-character, 4-line LCD.
1985 Commodore introduced the Amiga 1000 computer.

Features of Kyocera D-801

Calibration
Calibration
400Hz Test Tone Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Controls
Controls
Tape Length Selection
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter Remaining Time
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Wood Side Panels Titanium 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
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Line / Mic Input Select Memory Stop Stop Watch
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Manual Level Calibration (Rear)
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 Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Double Direct Drive (Capsŧan)

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