Yamaha TC-720
Dolby B NR 3 Head

This Yamaha TC-720 is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Yamaha in 1978 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $450 and discontinued 2 years later in 1980.

The main features of the Yamaha TC-720 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes with additional manual equalization selection, belt driven dual-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 TC-720 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable TC-720 transport function selection.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TC-720 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the TC-720 requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback.

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.

Compact Cassette
  • Natural Sound
  • 3 Head Echo Recording
  • Dual Capstan Drive

Historic events

1978 Technics introduced the famous SL-1200MK2 turntable
1979 The video game "Asteroids" is created.
1980 Worldwide sale of Rubik's Cube starts.

Features of Yamaha TC-720

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Level Calibration Bias Fine Tune
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Wood Case Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Double Dolby NR Circuits
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

Similar to Yamaha TC-720 from the period 1978 - 1980

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