Wharfedale 20D
Dolby B NR

This Wharfedale 20D is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Wharfedale in 1974 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Wharfedale 20D are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout with the cassette compartiment located on the left 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 20D are analog needle VU reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Mechanical transport controls for reliable 20D transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the 20D 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. 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

1974 Intel releases the 8080 processor, the 8-bit successor to the original 8008.
1975 Sony launched the Betamax videocassette recording format.

Features of Wharfedale 20D

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Top Loading Wood Case Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Dolby B Chrome Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Manual Level Calibration (Rear) Output-Level Control (Rear) Voltage Switchable (Rear)
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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