Yamaha TC-800GL
Dolby B NR

This Yamaha TC-800GL is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Yamaha in 1975 with a list price of USD $390 and discontinued 3 years later in 1978.

The main features of the Yamaha TC-800GL 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-800GL are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable TC-800GL transport function selection. Playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control.

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

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect a microphone with a DIN 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 The first calculator watch was launched by Pulsar.
1976 Commercial Concorde flights by British Airways and Air France began.
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-800GL

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

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