Pioneer CT-F700
Dolby B NR

This Pioneer CT-F700 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Pioneer in 1978 with a recommended retail price of USD $375 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Pioneer CT-F700 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and ferro-chrome 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 directly over the head block. Additionally the heads can be easilly accessed for cleaning.

Level meters used on the CT-F700 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable CT-F700 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the CT-F700 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
  • Ferrite Solid Head
  • Automatic CrO2 Tape Selector

Historic events

1978 Nintendo releases its first video game, Computer Othello.
1979 Introduction of Metal audio cassettes by 3M under the trade name Metafine.

Features of Pioneer CT-F700

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors 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 Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Bias Meter Mechanical Transport Control Line / Mic Input Select Memory Stop
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Output Level Controls Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Automatic CrO2 Tape Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Direct Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Auto Stop

Similar to Pioneer CT-F700 from the period 1978 - 1979