Marantz PMD430
Dolby B NR DBX Metal Tape 3 Head

This Marantz PMD430 is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by Marantz in 1984 with a list price of USD $650 and discontinued 14 years later in 1998.

The main features of the Marantz PMD430 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 PMD430 are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Mechanical transport controls for reliable PMD430 transport function selection. Playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the PMD430 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the PMD430 requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback. Dbx Type II found in the PMD430 is a simplified version of the Type I noise reduction system. The dbx Type II system was designed to be used with systems with limited bandwidth such as cassette based recorders and also uses a simple 2:1:2 compander to reduce noise. 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 PMD430 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
  • Full Auto Shut Off
  • 3 Head
  • Play Back Pitch Control
  • Professional

Historic events

1984 The movie "Terminator" is released, revealing advanced computer generated graphics as a main staple in its special effects.
1985 Philips ends production of Video 2000
1986 Nintendo releases its first video game console for the home, NES (Nintendo Entertainment System).
1987 Sony launched DAT (Digital Audio Tape) as a new audio tape standard
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 The first digital 2G (Second Generation) cellular technology was launched by Radiolinja in Finland on the GSM standard
1992 Philips launched the DCC (Digital Compact Cassette) format
1993 Intel introduces the "Pentium" processing chip.
1994 Commodore declares bankruptcy, and files for voluntary liquidation.
1995 Full commercialization in the U.S. of the Internet by removing the last restrictions on carrying commercial traffic.
1996 Introduction of the first smartphone, the Nokia 9000 Communicator which incorporated PDA functionality
1997 Intel releases the Pentium II chip.
1998 Memory Stick, a removable flash memory card format, launched by Sony

Features of Marantz PMD430

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Controls
Controls
Stereo / Mono input selector
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Meter Light Switch Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Shoulder Strap Connector Orientation Left Top Loading Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo Portable Built-in Monitor Speaker
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Peak Indicator Battery
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Double Dolby NR Circuits DBX Type II Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Battery Check Memory Repeat Cue / Review Speaker Volume Control Microphone Attenuator Memory Stop Mechanical Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring Pitch Control
Power
Power Requirements
Battery Powered External DC Power Supply
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 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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