Marantz PMD201
Wired Remote Control Metal Tape

This Marantz PMD201 is a mono cassette deck, it was first sold by Marantz in 1985 with a recommended retail price of USD $380 and discontinued 13 years later in 1998.

The main features of the Marantz PMD201 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling 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 PMD201 is a single analog needle VU reading meter. Mechanical transport controls for reliable PMD201 transport function selection. 9,5 cm/s faster recording/playback speed used in the PMD201 offers extended frequency response, increased dynamic range and transient response. PMD201, 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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1985 Microsoft announces Windows 1.0.
1986 Nintendo releases its first video game console for the home, NES (Nintendo Entertainment System).
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 Intel introduces the "Pentium" processing chip.
1994 CompactFlash (CF) mass storage device format used in portable electronic devices introduced by SanDisk
1995 Microsoft releases Windows 95.
1996 Nintendo announces the Nintendo 64 (a 64-bit game system).
1997 Philips, Sony and Toshiba released the DVD ("Digital Versatile Disc" or "Digital Video Disc")
1998 Memory Stick, a removable flash memory card format, launched by Sony

Features of Marantz PMD201

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones 1 Microphone Input Wired Remote Control Modular Telephone Jack External Speaker Jack
Display
Display
Analog Needle Meter 3-Digıt Mechanical Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter
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
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Ambient Noise Control
Controls
Operation
Cue / Review Line / Mic Input Select Microphone Attenuator Mechanical Transport Control Pitch Control
Power
Power Requirements
Battery Powered External DC Power Supply
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Tone Control Auto Record Level Master Record Level Control 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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