Pioneer CT-970
Dolby B NR Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

The Pioneer CT-970 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Pioneer in 1980 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Pioneer CT-970 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, electronic tape counter with 4 digits, 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 with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the CT-970 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the CT-970 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.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the CT-970 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. 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

1980 Worldwide sale of Rubik's Cube starts.
1981 Dave Smith proposes the Universal Synthesizer Interface that would become the MIDI standard in 1983.

Features of Pioneer CT-970

Calibration
Calibration
Auto Bias Calibration Bias Fine Tune Auto Level Calibration Auto Equalizer Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Champagne 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
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Real-Time Tape Monitoring
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
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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