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

The Lo-D D-980M 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-980M 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-980M are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the D-980M 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-980M by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the D-980M requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback. To further maintain recording accuracy, the D-980M incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the D-980M 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
  • 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-980M

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

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