Lo-D D-800
Dolby B NR 3 Head

This Lo-D D-800 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Lo-D in 1976 with a recommended retail price of USD $480 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Lo-D D-800 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and ferro-chrome tapes, belt driven 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 diagonally in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the D-800 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable D-800 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the D-800 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. 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 D-800 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.

Compact Cassette
  • 3 Head System
  • 3 Head System
  • D.C.C.S.
  • D.C.C.S.

Historic events

1976 B&W first started using Kevlar® as a cone material, with the introduction of the DM6 speaker.
1977 The Commodore PET home computer is released.

Features of Lo-D D-800

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Meters Peak / VU Switchable Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Wood Case Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby FM Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Diagonal Front Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

Similar to Lo-D D-800 from the period 1976 - 1977

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