Teac V-680
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This TEAC V-680 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by TEAC in 1990 with a list price of USD $449.

The main features of the TEAC V-680 are: 3 heads and no off-tape monitoring to save production cost, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, 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 V-680 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the V-680 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the V-680 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original. The 19kHz multiplex pilot slgnal present in FM stereo broadcasts can cause false triggering of the noise reduction system. The switchable MPX filter of the V-680 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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
  • 2-Motor IC Logic Transport Control
  • Multi Function Display
  • Linear Phase Recording Amplifier

Historic events

1990 Release of Photoshop 1.0 for Macintosh computers by Adobe.

Features of TEAC V-680

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones System Remote-Control Input
Display
Display
Multi Function Display Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
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 MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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