Victor KD-A3
Super ANRS Noise Reduction ANRS Noise Reduction Metal Tape

The Victor KD-A3 is a stereo cassette deck with JVC's ANRS and Super ANRS noise reduction, it was introduced by Victor in 1979 with a recommended retail price of USD $300 and discontinued 3 years later in 1982.

The main features of the Victor KD-A3 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-A3 are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Mechanical transport controls for reliable KD-A3 transport function selection.

Super ANRS developed by JVC and used in the KD-A3 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

Historic events

1979 Philips introduced the Video 2000-system (also known as 'Video Compact Cassette' or VCC)
1980 3M, Mitsubishi, Sony and Studer each introduce a multitrack digital recorder.
1981 NASA launches first Space Shuttle.
1982 Sony launched the CDP-101 in Japan

Features of Victor KD-A3

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
Peak Indicator Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
ANRS Noise Reduction Super ANRS Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Mechanical Transport Control
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 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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