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Dolby B NR

This Marantz PMD420 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Marantz in 1985 with a recommended retail price of USD $470 and discontinued 7 years later in 1992.

The main PMD420 features are, tape type selection and capable of handling normal and 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 PMD420 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable PMD420 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the PMD420 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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

Features of Marantz PMD420

Display
Display
Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Top Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo Portable Built-in Monitor Speaker
Head
Head Configuration
4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
External DC Power Supply Battery Powered
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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