Yamaha TC-800D
Dolby B NR

This Yamaha TC-800D is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Yamaha in 1975 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $310 and discontinued 3 years later in 1978.

The main features of the Yamaha TC-800D are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal tapes with automatic equalization selection, belt driven single-capstan transport.

One of the few decks that have a wedge-shaped layout 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-800D are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable TC-800D transport function selection. Playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TC-800D by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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

Historic events

1975 Sony launched the Betamax videocassette recording format.
1976 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniack incorporate the Apple computer company.
1977 The movie "Star Wars" is released, revealing special effects, and film technology never before seen by the general public.
1978 Nintendo releases its first video game, Computer Othello.

Features of Yamaha TC-800D

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Grey Finish Orientation Left Sloped Front
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control Pitch Control Memory Stop
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Output Level Controls Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Equalization Normal Tape Capabılity Automatic Tape Type Selection
Transport
Transport
1x Motor Mechanism Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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