Marantz SD-52
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Metal Tape Wireless Remote Control Full Logic

This Marantz SD-52 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Marantz in 1991 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $300 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Marantz SD-52 are: 2 heads, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes with automatic equalization selection, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck 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 SD-52 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the SD-52 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the SD-52 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original. 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 SD-52 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • DC Servo Controlled Motor
  • Auto Tape Selector

Historic events

1991 Apple intrroduces the "QuickTime" multimedia format.
1992 Philips launched the DCC (Digital Compact Cassette) format

Features of Marantz SD-52

Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones System Remote-Control Output System Remote-Control Input Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter Linear Tape Counter Digital Function Display (Characters) Digital Peak Value (Characters)
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Protection
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro® MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
Limited Finish
Special Finish
Gold-Plated Headphone Jack
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Equalization Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Servo Controlled Transport Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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