Tascam 234
DBX Full Logic

This Tascam 234 is a mono cassette deck with DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by Tascam in 1983 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Tascam 234 are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits, tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome 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 234 are analog needle VU reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the 234 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control.

Dbx Type II found in the 234 is a simplified version of the Type I noise reduction system. The dbx Type II system was designed to be used with systems with limited bandwidth such as cassette based recorders and also uses a simple 2:1:2 compander to reduce noise.

For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of mono headphones is supplied.

Compact Cassette
  • Syncaset

Historic events

1983 Mario Bros. is first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber
1984 The first episode of the Miami Vice television crime drama series, premiered on NBC.

Features of Tascam 234

Connectors
Connectivity
Headphones
Display
Display
4-Digıt Digital Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left 19-Inch EIA Rack Mounting Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Mono
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel 4 Track / 4 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
DBX
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
DBX Type II Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Pitch Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Output Level Controls Individual Input Level Controls Headphone Volume Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Mechanical Tape Loading

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