Onkyo TA-R77
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape

This Onkyo TA-R77 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Onkyo in 1983 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $415 and discontinued 2 years later in 1985.

The main features of the Onkyo TA-R77 are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits, manual 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 TA-R77 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TA-R77 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the TA-R77 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. 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 TA-R77 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.

Compact Cassette
  • Integra
  • AMCS (Automatic Music Control System)

Historic events

1983 Apple introduces the Lisa computer, the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI).
1984 IBM announces the IBM Portable PC, for US$2900.
1985 Commodore introduced the Amiga 1000 computer.

Features of Onkyo TA-R77

Connectors
Connectivity
Headphones
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
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
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 Reverse Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) Auto Stop

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