Marantz SD-64
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo DBX Full Logic Metal Tape

This Marantz SD-64 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by Marantz in 1985.

The main features of the Marantz SD-64 are: 2 heads, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven auto reverse 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-64 are generic digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the SD-64 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the SD-64 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. Dbx Type II found in the SD-64 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 SD-64 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.

Compact Cassette
  • Multi Function Digital Counter
  • Quick Music Sensor System
  • Super Hard Metal Alloy Head
  • Quick Return Rotary Head Mechanism
  • Auto Reverse

Historic events

1985 Sony and Philips produced the standard for Compact Disc Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) computer discs that would use the same laser technology as the audio CD.

Features of Marantz SD-64

Connectors
Connectivity
Ground Terminal System Remote-Control Input AC Power Connector (2-Pin) RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones System Remote-Control Output
Controls
Controls
3-Position Direction Selector Tape Length Selection
Display
Display
Multi Function Display Elapsed Time Linear Tape Counter Peak Hold Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter Remaining Time
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
4 Track / 2 Channel 2 Head Desiǥn Rotating Head
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction MPX Filter DBX Type II Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Index Scan Music Scan CD Synchro Start Timer Recording/Playback Blank Skip Record Mute
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control Record Level Balance Control
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Voltage Switchable (Rear)
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading 3x Motor Mechanism Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Auto Reverse Auto Shutoff Single Capsŧan Transport (x2)

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