Saba CD 278
HighCom Full Logic Metal Tape

The Saba CD 278 is a stereo cassette deck with High-Com noise reduction, it was introduced by Saba in 1980.

The main features of the Saba CD 278 are: 2 heads, electronic tape counter with 3 digits and memory stop, 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 CD 278 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the CD 278 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control.

The High Com system (as used in the CD 278) works as a broadband 2:1:2 compander, achieving almost 15 dB of noise reduction for low and up to 20 dB for higher frequencies, while avoiding most of the acoustic problems observed with other high compression broadband companders.

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.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1980 Worldwide sale of Rubik's Cube starts.

Features of Saba CD 278

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Digital Counter Digital Peak-Reading 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
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
High-Com Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Pitch Control Memory Stop
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

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