Marantz SD 221
Dolby B NR Soft Touch Metal Tape

This Marantz SD 221 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Marantz in 1982 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $130 and discontinued 2 years later in 1984.

The main features of the Marantz SD 221 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, 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 221 are generic digital peak reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the SD 221.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the SD 221 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
  • Full Auto Stop
  • Soft Touch Control Mechanism

Historic events

1982 Sony launched the CDP-101 in Japan
1983 Apple introduces the Lisa computer, the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI).
1984 The Ferrari Testarossa, a two-door coupé, premiered at the Paris Auto Show.

Features of Marantz SD 221

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left 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
Timer Recording/Playback Soft Touch Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Limited Finish
Special Finish
Gold Plated Input/Output Jacks
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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