Luxman K-03
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Direct Drive Metal Tape 3 Head

This Luxman K-03 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Luxman in 1984 with a list price of USD $1,200 and discontinued 4 years later in 1988.

The main features of the Luxman K-03 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits, manual tape type selection and capable of handling 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 K-03 are analog needle VU reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the K-03 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, bias and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

Dolby C-type used in the K-03 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. A Subsonic filter is provided in the K-03 to prevent infrasonic signals generated when playing a warped record. These signals can upset the Dolby system and prevening it from functioning properly. 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 K-03 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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 Heads DD
  • Dual Capstan
  • Closed Loop Dual Capstan

Historic events

1984 Seiko Instruments U.S.A. Inc. displays the first wristwatch computer, with a 10-character, 4-line LCD.
1985 Sony and Philips produced the standard for Compact Disc Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) computer discs that would use the same laser technology as the audio CD.
1986 Pixar founded by Edwin Catmull, Alvy Ray Smith and Steve Jobs.
1987 S-VHS (Super VHS) introduction in Japan, an improved version of the VHS standard for consumer video cassette recorders.
1988 NeXT Introduction - the Introduction to the NeXT Generation of Computers for Education

Features of Luxman K-03

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug AC Power Connector (2-Pin) RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
Linear Tape Counter Meters Peak / VU Switchable 4-Digıt Digital Counter Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Champagne Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
Demagnetizing (Manual) Pressure Pad Lifter Demagnetizing (Auto) 3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Source/Tape Dolby C Play Pause Dolby B
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Subsonic Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Record Mute Auto-Space Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control
Limited Finish
Special Finish
Gold Plated Input/Output Jacks
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) Slack-Tape Takeup Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport

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