Lo-D D-980DD
Dolby B NR Wired Remote Control Full Logic Direct Drive Metal Tape 3 Head

The Lo-D D-980DD is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Lo-D in 1979.

The main features of the Lo-D D-980DD are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, analog 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes with additional manual equalization selection, 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-980DD are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the D-980DD let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the D-980DD by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the D-980DD requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback. To further maintain recording accuracy, the D-980DD incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the D-980DD 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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • 3 Head System
  • Uni-Torque Direct Drive
  • Dual Capstan
  • 2 Motor
  • IC Logic Control

Historic events

1979 The first commercial fully automated 1G (First Generation) cellular network was launched in Japan by NTT

Features of Lo-D D-980DD

Bias Fine Tune
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones Wired Remote Control
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Play Pause Peak Indicator Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Double Dolby NR Circuits
Full Logic Transport Control Auto-Play Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport

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