Marantz PMD101
Metal Tape

The Marantz PMD101 is a mono cassette deck, it was introduced by Marantz in 1985 and discontinued 13 years later in 1998.

The main features of the Marantz PMD101 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal 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 PMD101 is a single analog needle VU reading meter. Mechanical transport controls for reliable PMD101 transport function selection. 9,5 cm/s faster recording/playback speed used in the PMD101 offers extended frequency response, increased dynamic range and transient response. PMD101, playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.

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 mono 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

Historic events

1985 Live Aid, a day-long global concert broadcast that raised money for humanitarian efforts in Africa.
1986 IEC (60094-7) standard on magnetic tape sound recording and reproducing systems
1987 S-VHS (Super VHS) introduction in Japan, an improved version of the VHS standard for consumer video cassette recorders.
1988 Sony begins producing VHS recorders
1989 Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau built the prototype systemwhich became the World Wide Web at CERN.
1990 Dolby S Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1991 Apple intrroduces the "QuickTime" multimedia format.
1992 Philips launched the DCC (Digital Compact Cassette) format
1993 The first graphical program able to view data on the "web" is released through a program called Mosaic
1994 Launch of Digital Video (DV), a digital video format that has since become a standard for home and semiprofessional video production.
1995 Full commercialization in the U.S. of the Internet by removing the last restrictions on carrying commercial traffic.
1996 Nintendo announces the Nintendo 64 (a 64-bit game system).
1997 Start of the Nakamichi cassette deck resource on Geocities.com
1998 Memory Stick, a removable flash memory card format, launched by Sony

Features of Marantz PMD101

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones 1 Microphone Input
Display
Display
Analog Needle Meter 3-Digıt Mechanical Counter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Shoulder Strap Connector Orientation Left Top Loading Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Portable Built-in Monitor Speaker Built-in Condenser Microphone Mono
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record
Controls
Operation
Cue / Review Mechanical Transport Control Pitch Control
Power
Power Requirements
Battery Powered External DC Power Supply
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Tone Control Auto Record Level Headphone Volume Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s 3¾ ips - 9.52 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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