Tascam 102MKII
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Metal Tape

This Tascam 102mkII is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Tascam in 1995 with a recommended retail price of USD $400 and discontinued 11 years later in 2006.

The main features of the Tascam 102mkII are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the center of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically and the cassette needs to be placed with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the 102mkII are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the 102mkII let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the 102mkII provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original.

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
  • Professional

Historic events

1995 Ebay the online auction website was founded as AuctionWeb
1996 Nintendo announces the Nintendo 64 (a 64-bit game system).
1997 Philips, Sony and Toshiba released the DVD ("Digital Versatile Disc" or "Digital Video Disc")
1998 Memory Stick, a removable flash memory card format, launched by Sony
1999 Introduction of Digital8 (or D8), a consumer digital videotape format developed by Sony.
2000 Windows 2000 is released
2001 Microsoft releases Windows XP.
2002 Nakamichi went into bankruptcy protection.
2003 Memory Stick PRO, a removable flash memory card format, launched by Sony and SanDisk
2006 Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, a removable flash memory card format, launched by Sony and SanDisk

Features of Tascam 102mkII

Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Center 19-Inch EIA Rack Mounting Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Record Mute Memory Tape Locations Intro Scan
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading

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