Tandberg TCD 440 A
Dolby B NR Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This Tandberg TCD 440 A is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Tandberg in 1978 with a list price of USD $1,600.

The main features of the Tandberg TCD 440 A are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes with additional manual equalization selection, 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 440 A are analog needle VU reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TCD 440 A let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

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

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TCD 440 A 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 440 A 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
  • Metal Tape
  • Dual Capstan
  • 3 Motors
  • Actilinear Recording

Historic events

1978 Technics introduced the famous SL-1200MK2 turntable

Features of Tandberg TCD 440 A

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Azimuth Calibration Manual Bias Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Wood Case Orientation Right Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby FM Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Output Level Controls Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Sideways Tape Transport Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) 3x Motor Mechanism

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