Yamaha K-960
Dolby B NR DBX Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

This Yamaha K-960 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by Yamaha in 1981 with a list price of USD $495 and discontinued 2 years later in 1983.

The main features of the Yamaha K-960 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, 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 with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well which is opened by a damped mechanism.

Level meters used on the K-960 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the K-960 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the K-960 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. Dbx Type II found in the K-960 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. A Subsonic filter is provided in the K-960 to prevent infrasonic signals generated when playing a warped record. These signals can upset the Dolby system and prevening it from functioning properly. 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-960 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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 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
  • Natural Sound
  • Pure Sendust Head

Historic events

1981 IBM introduces the IBM PC.
1982 The Microfloppy Industry Committee agreed upon a 3½-inch floppy specification.
1983 The Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is introduced at the first North American Music Manufacturers (NAMM) show in Los Angeles.

Features of Yamaha K-960

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Focus Normal Frequency Bias Oscillator
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 Play Record Mute Dolby B Metal Tape Cassette Back Lighting Chrome Tape DBX Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Subsonic Filter DBX Type II Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Record Mute Memory Stop Timer Recording Damped Eject
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Voltage Switchable (Rear)
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) 2x Motor Mechanism

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