Victor DD-10
Dolby B NR Super ANRS Noise Reduction Dolby C logo ANRS Noise Reduction Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape Direct Drive 3 Head

This Victor DD-10 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C and JVC's ANRS and Super ANRS noise reduction, it was first sold by Victor in 1981.

The main features of the Victor DD-10 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital tape counter with 4 digits, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, single capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the right 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 DD-10 are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape and peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the DD-10 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, bias, equalization and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

Super ANRS developed by JVC and used in the DD-10 applies compression in recording and expansion in playback to improve dynamic range at high frequencies. Also Super ANRS is a highly effective noise reduction system that reduces tape hiss by boosting the signal-to-noise ratio as much as 10db over 5000Hz. Dolby C-type used in the DD-10 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. 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 DD-10 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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
  • BES Tuning System (Bias Equalization Sensitivity)
  • X-Cut SA 3-Head

Historic events

1981 Dave Smith proposes the Universal Synthesizer Interface that would become the MIDI standard in 1983.

Features of Victor DD-10

Auto Bias Calibration Auto Level Calibration Auto Equalizer Calibration
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Wired Remote Control RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Peak Hold Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters Digital Peak-Reading Meters Meters Peak / VU Switchable 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Silver Finish Titanium Finish Orientation Right Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Dolby C Record Record Mute Dolby B Fast Forward Rewind Source/Tape Play Pause Metal Tape Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Super ANRS Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction ANRS Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Full Logic Transport Control Stop Watch Real-Time Tape Monitoring Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control Record Level Balance Control
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Voltage Switchable (Rear)
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Shutoff Quartz Controlled Transport Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

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