Marantz PMD222
Metal Tape 3 Head

This Marantz PMD222 is a mono cassette deck, it was first sold by Marantz in 1985 and discontinued 13 years later in 1998.

The main features of the Marantz PMD222 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, 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 PMD222 is a single analog needle VU reading meter with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Mechanical transport controls for reliable PMD222 transport function selection. 9,5 cm/s faster recording/playback speed used in the PMD222 offers extended frequency response, increased dynamic range and transient response. PMD222, 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 Philips ends production of Video 2000
1986 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released.
1987 S-VHS (Super VHS) introduction in Japan, an improved version of the VHS standard for consumer video cassette recorders.
1988 Boeing 747-400's first flight
1989 Introduction of Hi8 video format, an improvement of Video8
1990 Commodore announces the Amiga 3000 computer.
1991 Introduction of MiniDisc by Sony
1992 The Atari 2600 is finally discontinued 15 years after its introduction in September 1977
1993 The first graphical program able to view data on the "web" is released through a program called Mosaic
1994 CompactFlash (CF) mass storage device format used in portable electronic devices introduced by SanDisk
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 Intel releases the Pentium II chip.
1998 Memory Stick, a removable flash memory card format, launched by Sony

Features of Marantz PMD222

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones 1 Microphone Input 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
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Peak Indicator
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Ambient Noise Control
Controls
Operation
Memory Repeat Cue / Review Line / Mic Input Select Microphone Attenuator Memory Stop Mechanical Transport Control Pitch Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring
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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