SAE C101
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape 3 Head

This SAE C101 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by SAE in 1982 with a recommended retail price of USD $650 and discontinued 6 years later in 1988.

The main features of the SAE C101 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital tape counter with 4 digits, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck.

Level meters used on the C101 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the C101 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 and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

Dolby C-type used in the C101 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. 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 C101 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • 3 Head
  • Sendust & Sendust Heads
  • 2 Motor

Historic events

1982 Sony launched the CDP-101 in Japan
1983 TV Series The "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC.
1984 The Ferrari Testarossa, a two-door coupé, premiered at the Paris Auto Show.
1985 Microsoft announces Windows 1.0.
1986 Nintendo releases its first video game console for the home, NES (Nintendo Entertainment System).
1987 S-VHS (Super VHS) introduction in Japan, an improved version of the VHS standard for consumer video cassette recorders.
1988 Sony begins producing VHS recorders

Features of SAE C101

Calibration
Calibration
400Hz Test Tone Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Controls
Controls
Tape Length Selection
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left 19-Inch EIA Rack Mounting Black 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 MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Output-Level Control (Rear)
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff

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