Victor KD-D3
ANRS Noise Reduction Dolby B NR Super ANRS Noise Reduction Soft Touch Wired Remote Control Metal Tape

This Victor KD-D3 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and JVC's ANRS and Super ANRS noise reduction, it was first sold by Victor in 1981 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $215.

The main features of the Victor KD-D3 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically and the cassette needs to be placed directly over the head block. Additionally the heads can be easilly accessed for cleaning.

Level meters used on the KD-D3 are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the KD-D3. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.

Super ANRS developed by JVC and used in the KD-D3 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. The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the KD-D3 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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 built-in RCA cable and recording from a source by a built-in RCA cable. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1981 Dave Smith proposes the Universal Synthesizer Interface that would become the MIDI standard in 1983.

Features of Victor KD-D3

2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input Cable Headphones Wired Remote Control RCA Output Cable
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
ANRS Noise Reduction Dolby-B Noise Reduction Super ANRS Noise Reduction
Music Scan Auto-Play Cue / Review Soft Touch Transport Control Record Mute
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Auto Shutoff Direct Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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