Tandberg TCD 300
Dolby B NR

This Tandberg TCD 300 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Tandberg in 1972 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $400 and discontinued 2 years later in 1974.

The main features of the Tandberg TCD 300 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes, belt driven dual-capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the right side of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically and the cassette needs to be placed sideways in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the TCD 300 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable TCD 300 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TCD 300 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. 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
  • Dual Capstan
  • 3 Motors

Historic events

1972 Intel releases the 8008 chip. An 8-bit processor that becomes the foundation for future personal computers.
1973 TDK introduced a replacement for chromium dioxide and named it Avilyn.
1974 Intel releases the 8080 processor, the 8-bit successor to the original 8008.

Features of Tandberg TCD 300

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector 2 Mono Microphone Inputs
Controls
Controls
Stereo / Mono input selector
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Wood Side Panels Top Loading Orientation Right Black Finish 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
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Sideways Tape Transport Solenoid Control (Mechanism) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) 3x Motor Mechanism

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