Tascam 122mkIII
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Direct Drive Metal Tape 3 Head

This Tascam 122mkIII is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Tascam in 1994 with a recommended retail price of USD $1,460 and discontinued 12 years later in 2006.

The main features of the Tascam 122mkIII are: 3 heads and no off-tape monitoring to save production cost, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, single capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side 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 122mkIII are analog needle VU reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the 122mkIII 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.

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

Dolby C-type used in the 122mkIII 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 122mkIII 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/XLR or 1/4 inch cable and recording from a source by a RCA or XLR 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 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 122mkIII

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
¼-inch Input Connectors XLR Output Jacks RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones XLR Input Jacks 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
3 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 Memory Tape Locations 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
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Motorized Tape Loading Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

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