Teac A-300
Dolby B NR 3 Head

This TEAC A-300 is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by TEAC in 1978 with a recommended retail price of USD $425 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the TEAC A-300 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes with additional manual equalization selection, belt driven 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 A-300 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable A-300 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the A-300 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the A-300 requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect microphones with a jack connector. 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
  • Three Head System

Historic events

1978 Technics introduced the famous SL-1200MK2 turntable
1979 The video game "Asteroids" is created.

Features of TEAC A-300

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left 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 Double Dolby NR Circuits
Controls
Operation
Memory Stop Mechanical Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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