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Dolby B NR Metal Tape

The Pioneer CT-3000M is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Pioneer in 1980 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $230 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Pioneer CT-3000M are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for 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 horizontally in the drawer.

Level meters used on the CT-3000M are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable CT-3000M transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the CT-3000M 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.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1980 Dolby C Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1981 IBM introduces the IBM PC.

Features of Pioneer CT-3000M

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
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
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Horizontal Tape Transport Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

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