Lenco C 2003
Dolby B NR Wired Remote Control Direct Drive 3 Head

The Lenco C 2003 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Lenco in 1978.

The main features of the Lenco C 2003 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, analog 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and ferro-chrome tapes, dual capstan transport.

Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout 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 C 2003 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable C 2003 transport function selection. Playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the C 2003 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. To further maintain recording accuracy, the C 2003 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the C 2003 can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

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
  • 3-Head
  • Direct Drive 2-Capstan

Historic events

1978 Nintendo releases its first video game, Computer Othello.

Features of Lenco C 2003

AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones Wired Remote Control 2 Mono Microphone Inputs
Stereo / Mono input selector
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left Top Loading Black Finish
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Mechanical Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring Pitch Control
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Individual Input Level Controls Headphone Volume Control
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Dual-Capstan Transport

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