Tandberg TCD 3004
Dolby B NR Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This Tandberg TCD 3004 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Tandberg in 1980 with a recommended retail price of USD $2,395 and discontinued 4 years later in 1984.

The main features of the Tandberg TCD 3004 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital tape counter with 3 digits and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes, dual 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 TCD 3004 are analog needle VU reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TCD 3004 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Cue can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.

Record azimuth correction. To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TCD 3004 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. 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 TCD 3004 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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

Compact Cassette
  • 3 Heads
  • Dyneq
  • Microprocessor Controlled
  • 4 Motors
  • Actilinear Recording

Historic events

1980 Dolby C Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1981 Dave Smith proposes the Universal Synthesizer Interface that would become the MIDI standard in 1983.
1982 Seiko introduced the world’s first TV watch.
1983 TV Series The "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC.
1984 Seiko Instruments U.S.A. Inc. displays the first wristwatch computer, with a 10-character, 4-line LCD.

Features of Tandberg TCD 3004

Manual Azimuth Calibration Manual Level Calibration Bias Fine Tune
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
3-Digıt Digital Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby FM MPX Filter
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Stop Real-Time Tape Monitoring Cue
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Individual Output Level Controls Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity 2-Position Equalization Selector
Auto Shutoff Dual-Capstan Transport Direct Loading Adjustable Winding Speed 4x Motor Mechanism

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