Teac A-450
Dolby B NR

This TEAC A-450 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by TEAC in 1973 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $500 and discontinued 3 years later in 1976.

The main features of the TEAC A-450 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes with additional manual equalization selection, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout 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-450 are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Mechanical transport controls for reliable A-450 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the A-450 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.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1973 Computer graphics are used for the first time in the Motion Picture Industry when the movie "Westworld" is produced.
1974 DuPont introduces chromium dioxide (CrO2) cassette tape.
1975 Sony launched the Betamax videocassette recording format.
1976 The first digital sampling synthesiser was the Computer Music Melodian

Features of TEAC A-450

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Top Loading Wood Case Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Peak Indicator Tape Run Indicator
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby FM Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control Timer Recording
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Output Level Controls Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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