JVC DD-99
Dolby C logo ANRS Noise Reduction Dolby B NR Super ANRS Noise Reduction Wired Remote Control Metal Tape Full Logic Direct Drive 3 Head

This Victor DD-99 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 1982 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $800.

The main features of the Victor DD-99 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, 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-99 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-99 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-99 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-99 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-99 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)
  • BEST Tuning System (Bias Equalization Sensitivity)
  • ANRS (Automatic Noise Reduction System)
  • X-Cut SA Combination 3-Head
  • FL Dot Matrix Peak-Reading Meter
  • Quartz Lock Direct Drive Motor

Historic events

1982 VHS-Compact (VHS-C), originally developed for portable VCRs, but ultimately finding success in palm-sized camcorders

Features of Victor DD-99

Calibration
Calibration
Auto Bias Calibration Auto Level Calibration Auto Equalizer Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter Peak Hold Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters Meters Peak / VU Switchable 4-Digıt Digital Counter Remaining Time
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Right Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
ANRS Noise Reduction Dolby-B Noise Reduction Super ANRS Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Auto-Play Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Stop Watch Real-Time Tape Monitoring Tape Start Memory
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
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

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