Marantz 5400

This Marantz 5400 is a stereo cassette deck with noise reduction, it was first sold by Marantz in 1975 with a recommended retail price of USD $350 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Marantz 5400 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and ferro-chrome tapes, belt driven single-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 5400 are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Mechanical transport controls for reliable 5400 transport function selection.

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 5400 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
  • Servo Control
  • Ferrite head
  • Total Shut Off

Historic events

1975 TDK unveiled its SA (Super Avilyn) line of tapes, the first nonchrome high-bias tape.
1976 Introduction of Teletext, a European television information that can be seen as a predecessor of the World Wide Web.

Features of Marantz 5400

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Ground Terminal AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Top Loading Wood Case Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Peak Indicator
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Memory Stop Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls Master Record Level Control
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Output-Level Control (Rear)
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
Servo Controlled Transport Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

Similar to Marantz 5400 from the period 1975 - 1976

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