Tandberg TCD 310 MkII
Dolby B NR

This Tandberg TCD 310 MkII is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Tandberg in 1977 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $530.

The main features of the Tandberg TCD 310 MkII 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 310 MkII are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable TCD 310 MkII transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TCD 310 MkII 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 310 MkII 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.

Compact Cassette
  • Dual Capstan
  • 3 Motors

Historic events

1977 AT&T completes it prototype of cell phone technology.

Features of Tandberg TCD 310 MkII

2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Silver Finish Top Loading Orientation Right Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Record Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Mechanical Transport Control
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Sideways Tape Transport Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Dual-Capstan Transport 3x Motor Mechanism Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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