Tandberg TCD 3014
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape 3 Head

This Tandberg TCD 3014 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Tandberg in 1982 with a recommended retail price of USD $1,395 and discontinued 3 years later in 1985.

The main features of the Tandberg TCD 3014 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven 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 3014 are analog needle VU reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TCD 3014 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.

Manual playback azimuth correction provides controls to manually adjust the azimuth of the TCD 3014s playback head to the azimuth the tape was recorded with so playback on the {0} is possible with the best sound quality. Record azimuth correction. 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 C-type used in the TCD 3014 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. 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 3014 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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

Historic events

1982 Sony and Philips announce the CD (Compact Disc) in Tokyo
1983 Publication of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) standard, a protocol which allows electronic instruments and other digital musical tools to communicate with each other.
1984 The first episode of the Miami Vice television crime drama series, premiered on NBC.
1985 Philips ends production of Video 2000

Features of Tandberg TCD 3014

Manual Azimuth Calibration Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration Manual Playback Azimuth Correction 15kHz Test Tone
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Linear Tape Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter Analog Needle Meters
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Cue / Review Timer Recording/Playback Memory Stop Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Record Level Balance Control Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Auto Shutoff Dual-Capstan Transport Direct Loading Belt Drive (Capsŧan) 4x Motor Mechanism

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