Yamaha K-1000
Dolby B NR DBX Wired Remote Control Full Logic Direct Drive Metal Tape 3 Head

This Yamaha K-1000 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by Yamaha in 1982 with a list price of USD $595 and discontinued 3 years later in 1985.

The main features of the Yamaha K-1000 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, 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 with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the K-1000 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the K-1000 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, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the K-1000 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. Dbx Type II found in the K-1000 is a simplified version of the Type I noise reduction system. The dbx Type II system was designed to be used with systems with limited bandwidth such as cassette based recorders and also uses a simple 2:1:2 compander to reduce noise.

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
  • Sendust 3 Head
  • ORBiT (Optimum Record Bias Tuning)
  • Natural Sound
  • 2 Motor Direct Drive Mechanism
  • Linear EM Transduction System

Historic events

1982 The Microfloppy Industry Committee agreed upon a 3½-inch floppy specification.
1983 Apple introduces the Lisa computer, the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI).
1984 The Ferrari Testarossa, a two-door coupé, premiered at the Paris Auto Show.
1985 Microsoft announces Windows 1.0.

Features of Yamaha K-1000

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Bias Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Source/Tape Pause Record Mute Dolby B Metal Tape Chrome Tape DBX Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction DBX Type II Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback A-B Repeat Record Mute Memory Stop Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control Headphone Volume Control
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Voltage Switchable (Rear)
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

Similar to Yamaha K-1000 from the period 1982 - 1985