Pioneer CT-F4242
Dolby B NR

This Pioneer CT-F4242 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Pioneer in 1977 and discontinued 2 years later in 1979.

The main features of the Pioneer CT-F4242 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and ferro-chrome tapes with additional manual equalization selection, 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 directly over the head block. Additionally the heads can be easilly accessed for cleaning.

Level meters used on the CT-F4242 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable CT-F4242 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the CT-F4242 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.

Compact Cassette
  • Full Auto-Stop

Historic events

1977 The movie "Star Wars" is released, revealing special effects, and film technology never before seen by the general public.
1978 Introduction of the laserdisc player, using technology invented already in the 1960s
1979 Sony introduced the Walkman

Features of Pioneer CT-F4242

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Dolby B Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Line / Din Input Selector
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Direct Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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