JVC DD-VR77
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

This Victor DD-VR77 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Victor in 1986 with a recommended retail price of USD $500 and discontinued 3 years later in 1989.

The main features of the Victor DD-VR77 are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven auto reverse 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-VR77 are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Full-logic transport controls used on the DD-VR77 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the DD-VR77 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-VR77 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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • SA Head
  • Digifine
  • Peak Level Meter
  • Quick Reverse
  • Pulse Servo Direct Drive Motor

Historic events

1986 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released.
1987 Sony launched DAT (Digital Audio Tape) as a new audio tape standard
1988 Sony begins producing VHS recorders
1989 Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau built the prototype systemwhich became the World Wide Web at CERN.

Features of Victor DD-VR77

Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Controls
Controls
3-Position Direction Selector
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
DC-Coupled Amplifier Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Right Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn Rotating Head 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Play Pause Record Mute Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Blank Skip A-B Repeat Record Mute Index Scan Blank Search Auto-Space
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Output-Level 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
Auto Reverse Quick Auto Reverse Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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