CT-656 Mark II
Dolby HXPro Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape

The Pioneer CT-656 Mark II is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was introduced by Pioneer in 1989 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Pioneer CT-656 Mark II are:, electronic tape counter with 4 digits, tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes.

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 CT-656 Mark II are generic digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the CT-656 Mark II let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the CT-656 Mark II provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original. To further maintain recording accuracy, the CT-656 Mark II incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the CT-656 Mark II can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

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

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1990 Release of Photoshop 1.0 for Macintosh computers by Adobe.

Features of Pioneer CT-656 Mark II

Bias Fine Tune
AC Power Cord / Plug Headphones RCA Input/Output Connectors
4-Digıt Digital Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Peak Hold
Cassette Exterior
Black Finish Front Loading Orientation Left
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
4 Track / 2 Channel
Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby HX Pro® Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Full Logic Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring Music Scan Record Mute Timer Recording/Playback
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Headphone Volume Control Master Record Level Control Record Level Balance Control
Shock Absorbtion
Cassette Stabilizer
Limited Finish
Special Finish
Gold Plated Input/Output Jacks
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Shutoff

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