Tandberg TCD340A
Dolby B NR Full Logic 3 Head

This Tandberg TCD 340 A is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Tandberg in 1978 with a recommended retail price of USD $1,200 and discontinued 4 years later in 1982.

The main features of the Tandberg TCD 340 A are: 3 heads and no off-tape monitoring to save production cost, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes.

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 340 A are analog needle VU reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TCD 340 A let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Record azimuth correction.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TCD 340 A 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. 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

Historic events

1978 Technics introduced the famous SL-1200MK2 turntable
1979 Introduction of Metal audio cassettes by 3M under the trade name Metafine.
1980 Dolby C Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1981 IBM introduces the IBM PC.
1982 Commodore announces the Commodore 64 computer.

Features of Tandberg TCD 340 A

Manual Azimuth Calibration
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Right Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Full Logic Transport Control
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity
Sideways Tape Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop

Similar to Tandberg TCD 340 A from the period 1978 - 1982