Kyocera D-811
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Wired Remote Control Metal Tape Full Logic Direct Drive

The Kyocera D-811 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was introduced by Kyocera in 1985 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $750 and discontinued 4 years later in 1989.

The main features of the Kyocera D-811 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes, 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-811 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the D-811 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the D-811 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original. To further maintain recording accuracy, the D-811 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the D-811 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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Double Capstan

Historic events

1985 Microsoft announces Windows 1.0.
1986 IEC (60094-7) standard on magnetic tape sound recording and reproducing systems
1987 S-VHS (Super VHS) introduction in Japan, an improved version of the VHS standard for consumer video cassette recorders.
1988 Boeing 747-400's first flight
1989 Commodore announces that 1 million Amiga computers have been sold.

Features of Kyocera D-811

Calibration
Calibration
400Hz Test Tone Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter
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 Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Output-Level Control
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 Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport

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