JVC KD-A8
ANRS Noise Reduction Super ANRS Noise Reduction Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

This Victor KD-A8 is a stereo cassette deck with JVC's ANRS and Super ANRS noise reduction, it was first sold by Victor in 1979 with a recommended retail price of USD $750.

The main features of the Victor KD-A8 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling 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-A8 are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the KD-A8 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 KD-A8 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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • BEST Tuning System (Bias Equalization Sensitivity)
  • S&L (Recording Level Search and Lock System)
  • ANRS (Automatic Noise Reduction System)
  • X-Cut SA Head

Historic events

1979 Intel released the first 16-bit processor, the 8086.

Features of Victor KD-A8

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
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 Play Pause Record Mute Peak Indicator Metal Tape Cassette Back Lighting Chrome Tape Ferro-Chrome Tape Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
ANRS Noise Reduction Super ANRS Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Auto-Play Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Memory Play
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Auto Record Level
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
Solenoid Control (Mechanism) 2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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