Marantz SD-930
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo DBX Full Logic Direct Drive Metal Tape 3 Head

This Marantz SD 930 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by Marantz in 1983 with a recommended retail price of USD $1,449.

The main features of the Marantz SD 930 are: 3 heads and no off-tape monitoring to save production cost, digital tape counter with 4 digits, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, 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 930 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the SD 930 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Automatic playback azimuth correction adjusts automatically the azimuth of the SD 930s playback head to the azimuth the tape was recorded with so playback on the {0} is possible with the best sound quality.

Dolby C-type used in the SD 930 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 930 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.

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
  • 2 Motor Direct Drive DC Motor
  • MAAC
  • Automatic Compu-Bias System

Historic events

1983 Apple introduces the Lisa computer, the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI).

Features of Marantz SD 930

Calibration
Calibration
Auto Playback Azimuth Correction
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
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
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Line / Mic Input Select Record Mute
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

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