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Dolby B NR

The Sharp RT-3388 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Sharp in 1978 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $350 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Sharp RT-3388 are: 2 heads, electronic tape counter with 4 digits, tape type selection with support for 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 with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the RT-3388 are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Mechanical transport controls for reliable RT-3388 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RT-3388 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
  • APLD (Auto Program Locate Device)

Historic events

1978 Introduction of the laserdisc player, using technology invented already in the 1960s
1979 Sony introduced the Walkman

Features of Sharp RT-3388

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Track Indicator 4-Digıt Digital Counter Analog Needle Meters Digital Clock Display On/Off
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Wood Side Panels Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo Built-in Timer
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Peak Indicator Dolby B Illuminated Cassette Compartment
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Timer Recording/Playback Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
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 Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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