Teac C-1MKII
Dolby B NR Metal Tape 3 Head

This TEAC C-1MKII is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction with connectors for optional external DBX, DNL, Adres, Super-d, Dolby-C or High-ComII noise reduction systems, it was first sold by TEAC in 1979 with a list price of USD $1,350 and discontinued 3 years later in 1982.

The main features of the TEAC C-1MKII are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes with additional manual equalization selection, belt driven dual-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 C-1MKII are analog needle VU reading meters. Playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the C-1MKII 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
  • 3-Motor

Historic events

1979 Nike's Air technology patented by inventor M. Frank Rudy is introduced in the Tailwind running shoe.
1980 Pac-Man arcade game developed by Namco released in Japan.
1981 Dave Smith proposes the Universal Synthesizer Interface that would become the MIDI standard in 1983.
1982 Sony launched the CDP-101 in Japan

Features of TEAC C-1MKII

2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug External Noise Reduction RCA Input/Output Ground Terminal Headphones RCA Input/Output Connectors Wired Remote Control Pro
Analog Needle Meters 3-Digıt Mechanical Counter
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Front Loading Black Finish Orientation Left
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
4 Track / 2 Channel 3 Head Desiǥn
Pause Record Record Mute
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction External Noise Reduction
Pitch Control Auto-Play Record Mute Timer Recording/Playback Real-Time Tape Monitoring Line / Mic Input Select
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Manual Tape Type Selection Metal Tape Capabılity
Belt Drive (Capsŧan) 3x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport

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