JVC KD-A22
ANRS Noise Reduction Super ANRS Noise Reduction Metal Tape

The Victor KD-A22 is a stereo cassette deck with JVC's ANRS and Super ANRS noise reduction, it was introduced by Victor in 1980 with a list price of USD $200 and discontinued 5 years later in 1985.

The main features of the Victor KD-A22 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes, belt driven 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 KD-A22 are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Mechanical transport controls for reliable KD-A22 transport function selection.

Super ANRS developed by JVC and used in the KD-A22 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.

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.

Compact Cassette
  • Metaperm Head

Historic events

1980 Worldwide sale of Rubik's Cube starts.
1981 The first DeLorean DMC-12 rolling off the production line
1982 VHS-Compact (VHS-C), originally developed for portable VCRs, but ultimately finding success in palm-sized camcorders
1983 Apple introduces the Lisa computer, the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI).
1984 Apple Computer introduces the Macintosh.
1985 Video8 was introduced, the year that Sony introduced the Handycam, one of the first Video8 cameras.

Features of Victor KD-A22

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Right Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Peak Indicator Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
ANRS Noise Reduction Super ANRS Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Record Mute Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
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 Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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