Yamaha K-2000
Dolby B NR DBX Wired Remote Control Full Logic Direct Drive Metal Tape 3 Head

This Yamaha K-2000 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by Yamaha in 1982 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $795 and discontinued 3 years later in 1985.

The main features of the Yamaha K-2000 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-2000 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the K-2000 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control.

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-2000 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. Dbx Type II found in the K-2000 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. The 19kHz multiplex pilot slgnal present in FM stereo broadcasts can cause false triggering of the noise reduction system. The switchable MPX filter of the K-2000 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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-2000

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

Similar to Yamaha K-2000 from the period 1982 - 1985