Yamaha KX-390
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape

This Yamaha KX-390 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Yamaha in 1996 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $210 and discontinued 2 years later in 1998.

The main features of the Yamaha KX-390 are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, automatic 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 KX-390 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the KX-390 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the KX-390 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. 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 KX-390 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 wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Cassette Stabilizer
  • Natural Sound
  • Yamaha CF Head

Historic events

1996 Introduction of the first smartphone, the Nokia 9000 Communicator which incorporated PDA functionality
1997 Philips, Sony and Toshiba released the DVD ("Digital Versatile Disc" or "Digital Video Disc")
1998 Memory Stick, a removable flash memory card format, launched by Sony

Features of Yamaha KX-390

Calibration
Calibration
Playtrim Adjustment Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Titanium Finish Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Music Scan CD Synchro Start Full Logic Transport Control One-Touch Record/Pause Memory Stop
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control Headphone Volume Control
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
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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