Yamaha KX-800
Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Dolby B NR Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape Full Logic 3 Head

This Yamaha KX-800 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Yamaha in 1988 with a list price of USD $569 and discontinued 2 years later in 1990.

The main features of the Yamaha KX-800 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits, 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-800 are generic digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the KX-800 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the KX-800 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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • HX Pro Dynamic Bias Servo
  • Natural Sound
  • RS
  • Amorphous 3 Head

Historic events

1988 NeXT Introduction - the Introduction to the NeXT Generation of Computers for Education
1989 Introduction of Hi8 video format, an improvement of Video8
1990 Release of Photoshop 1.0 for Macintosh computers by Adobe.

Features of Yamaha KX-800

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Peak Hold Linear Tape Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter Remaining Time
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
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
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Real-Time Tape Monitoring Memory Play
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Master Record Level 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) 3x Motor Mechanism

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