Telefunken CC 20
Dolby B NR HighCom Full Logic Metal Tape

This Telefunken CC 20 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and High-Com noise reduction, it was first sold by Telefunken in 1980 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Telefunken CC 20 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes (automatic for normal and chrome 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 CC 20 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the CC 20 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the CC 20 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The High Com system (as used in the CC 20) works as a broadband 2:1:2 compander, achieving almost 15 dB of noise reduction for low and up to 20 dB for higher frequencies, while avoiding most of the acoustic problems observed with other high compression broadband companders.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect a microphone with a DIN connector. For undisturbed listening a DIN 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
  • Sendust Head
  • Modular System
  • 2-Motors

Historic events

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.

Features of Telefunken CC 20

Connectors
Connectivity
1 Stereo Microphone Input Headphones RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading 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
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction High-Com Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Line / Mic Input Select Memory Stop
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Automatic CrO2 Tape Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Automatic Normal Tape Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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