Pioneer CT-93
Dolby S Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This Pioneer CT-93 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C/S and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Pioneer in 1990 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $1,200 and discontinued 2 years later in 1992.

The main features of the Pioneer CT-93 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven dual-capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck. Tape loading/unloading is operated motorized 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-93 are generic digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the CT-93 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, bias, equalization and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

Dolby S-type noise reduction gives cleaner transient response, provides lower noise levels, both at low and high frequencies, and allows higher signal levels to be recorded safely on the CT-93. Dolby S-type noise reduction provides 24 dB of high frequency noise reduction plus an additional 10 dB of low frequency noise reduction. 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. 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 CT-93 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. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable.

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Historic events

1990 Commodore announces the Amiga 3000 computer.
1991 Apple intrroduces the "QuickTime" multimedia format.
1992 The Atari 2600 is finally discontinued 15 years after its introduction in September 1977

Features of Pioneer CT-93

Calibration
Calibration
Auto Bias Calibration Auto Level Calibration Auto Equalizer Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Linear Tape Counter Peak Hold Display On/Off Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter Remaining Time
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection High Frequency Bias Oscillator
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Wood Side Panels Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro® MPX Filter Dolby-S Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring Music Scan CD Synchro Start Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Auto-Space
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Master Record Level Control Record Level Balance Control Headphone Volume Control
Feet
Shock Absorbtion
Acoustic Isolating Feet
Limited Finish
Special Finish
Gold-Plated Headphone Jack Copper-Plated Chassis
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Motorized Tape Loading 3x Motor Mechanism Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Auto Shutoff Dual-Capstan Transport

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