Tascam 112mkII
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Metal Tape

This Tascam 112mkII is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Tascam in 1994 with a list price of USD $1,200 and discontinued 12 years later in 2006.

The main features of the Tascam 112mkII are: 2 heads, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck. Tape loading/unloading is operated motorized and the cassette needs to be placed with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the 112mkII are analog needle VU reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the 112mkII let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.

Dolby C-type used in the 112mkII 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. 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 112mkII 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 or 1/4 inch 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
  • Professional

Historic events

1994 Commodore declares bankruptcy, and files for voluntary liquidation.
1995 Microsoft releases Windows 95.
1996 Introduction of the first smartphone, the Nokia 9000 Communicator which incorporated PDA functionality
1997 Saul. B Marantz dies at age 85
1998 Memory Stick, a removable flash memory card format, launched by Sony
1999 SanDisk, Matsushita, and Toshiba agreed to develop and market the SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card
2000 Windows 2000 is released
2001 Apple Computer introduced the iPod portable music player.
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 112mkII

Connectors
Connectivity
¼-inch Input Connectors RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control Pro
Display
Display
Linear Tape Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left 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 MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Cue / Review Auto-Space Pitch Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Headphone Volume Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Motorized Tape Loading Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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