Sansui SC-3300
Dolby B NR Full Logic Metal Tape

This Sansui SC-3300 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Sansui in 1979 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $420 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Sansui SC-3300 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal 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 SC-3300 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the SC-3300 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the SC-3300 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
  • Direct-O-Matic
  • Roller Back Tension
  • IC Logic Control
  • 2 Motor
  • Digital Peak Level

Historic events

1979 Demonstration of the first CD prototype codenamed “Pinkeltje” by Philips to the worldpress in Eindhoven
1980 3M, Mitsubishi, Sony and Studer each introduce a multitrack digital recorder.

Features of Sansui SC-3300

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical 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
Dolby B Illuminated Cassette Compartment
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop
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 Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Solenoid Control (Mechanism) 2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Slack-Tape Takeup Direct Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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