Sony TC-KB920S
Dolby S Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Dolby B NR Full Logic Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape 3 Head

The Sony TC-KB920S is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C/S and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was introduced by Sony in 1997 with a list price of USD $280 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Sony TC-KB920S are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, electronic linear tape counter with 4 digits, automatic 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 center 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 TC-KB920S are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-KB920S 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 S-type noise reduction gives cleaner transient response, provides lower noise levels, both at low and high frequencies, and allows higher signal levels to be recorded safely on the TC-KB920S. Dolby S-type noise reduction provides 24 dB of high frequency noise reduction plus an additional 10 dB of low frequency noise reduction. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original. To further maintain recording accuracy, the TC-KB920S incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the TC-KB920S can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • 2 Motor Transport Mechanism
  • SD Head
  • Ceramic Cassette Holder
  • 3 Head
  • QS (Quality Series)

Historic events

1997 Start of the Nakamichi cassette deck resource on Geocities.com
1998 Memory Stick, a removable flash memory card format, launched by Sony

Features of Sony TC-KB920S

Calibration
Calibration
400Hz Test Tone 10kHz Test Tone Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Center 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-S Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Record Mute Auto-Space Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
Feet
Shock Absorbtion
Cassette Stabilizer
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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