Yamaha K-340
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Metal Tape

This Yamaha K-340 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Yamaha in 1985 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $260 and discontinued 3 years later in 1988.

The main features of the Yamaha K-340 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, 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 with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the K-340 are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Full-logic transport controls used on the K-340 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the K-340 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original.

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.

Compact Cassette
  • Natural Sound
  • Computer Controlled Transport

Historic events

1985 Live Aid, a day-long global concert broadcast that raised money for humanitarian efforts in Africa.
1986 Pixar founded by Edwin Catmull, Alvy Ray Smith and Steve Jobs.
1987 Sony launched DAT (Digital Audio Tape) as a new audio tape standard
1988 NeXT Introduction - the Introduction to the NeXT Generation of Computers for Education

Features of Yamaha K-340

Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Intro Scan
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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