Marantz SD-74
DBX Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Metal Tape Full Logic 3 Head

This Marantz SD-74 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by Marantz in 1985 with a recommended retail price of USD $500 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Marantz SD-74 are: 3 heads and no off-tape monitoring to save production cost, digital tape counter with 4 digits, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes.

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-74 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the SD-74 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the SD-74 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-74 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.

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 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

Features of Marantz SD-74

Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors
Display
Display
4-Digıt Digital Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction DBX Type II Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Reverse Auto Shutoff Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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