Tascam 202mkIV
Dolby B NR Dolby HXPro Full Logic Metal Tape

This Tascam 202mkIV is a auto-reverse stereo double cassette deck with Dolby B and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Tascam in 2006 with a list price of USD $525 and discontinued 2 years later in 2008.

The main features of the Tascam 202mkIV are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven auto reverse transport.

Typical front loading double cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on both sides 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 202mkIV are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the 202mkIV let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. 9,5 cm/s faster recording/playback speed used in the 202mkIV offers extended frequency response, increased dynamic range and transient response. 202mkIV, playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the 202mkIV by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. 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.

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
  • Bi-Directional Record / Play

Historic events

2006 Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, a removable flash memory card format, launched by Sony and SanDisk

Features of Tascam 202mkIV

AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
3-Position Direction Selector
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left / Right 19-Inch EIA Rack Mounting Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Intro Scan Pitch Control
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s 3¾ ips - 9.52 cm/s
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Auto Reverse Motorized Tape Loading Auto Shutoff Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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