Teac A-420
Dolby B NR

This TEAC A-420 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by TEAC in 1976 with a recommended retail price of USD $350.

The main features of the TEAC A-420 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection and capable of handling normal 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 sideways in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the A-420 are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Mechanical transport controls for reliable A-420 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the A-420 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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

Historic events

1976 JVC developed the VHS (Video Home System) format, and introduced the first VHS recorders to the consumer market

Features of TEAC A-420

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Over/Under Selector
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Ground Terminal RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Peak Indicator
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization
Transport
Transport
Sideways Tape Transport Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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