Teac A-770
Dolby B NR Soft Touch Wired Remote Control Metal Tape 3 Head

This TEAC A-770 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by TEAC in 1980 with a recommended retail price of USD $600 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the TEAC A-770 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital tape counter with 3 digits and memory stop, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal 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-770 are analog needle VU reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the A-770.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the A-770 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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • 3-Head System
  • 3 Head
  • Computomatic Program System

Historic events

1980 Dolby C Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1981 Dave Smith proposes the Universal Synthesizer Interface that would become the MIDI standard in 1983.

Features of TEAC A-770

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
3-Digıt Digital Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Pause Record Mute
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Timer Recording/Playback A-B Repeat Line / Mic Input Select Soft Touch Transport Control Record Mute Memory Stop Auto-Space Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
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 Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

Similar to TEAC A-770 from the period 1980 - 1981