Marantz SD 1020
Dolby B NR Metal Tape

This Marantz SD 1020 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Marantz in 1979 with a recommended retail price of USD $265 and discontinued 2 years later in 1981.

The main features of the Marantz SD 1020 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes, 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 1020 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable SD 1020 transport function selection. 9,5 cm/s faster recording/playback speed used in the SD 1020 offers extended frequency response, increased dynamic range and transient response. SD 1020.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the SD 1020 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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
  • Super Hard Metal Alloy Head

Historic events

1979 Sony introduced the Walkman
1980 Dolby C Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1981 Sony introduces the "micro" (3½-inch) floppy disk drive the OA-D30V

Features of Marantz SD 1020

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Champagne Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s 3¾ ips - 9.52 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity 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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