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JVC KD-1636

Portable Stereo Cassette Deck (1978)

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JVC KD-1636


JVC has been a major proponent of tape-it-live recording concept from the very beginning.

Now, the KD-1636 Mark II - a compact, lightweight and fully portable deck which runs 12 hours on only six ordinary D size batteries takes this concept even further.

This easy to use and fumble free deck offers a recordist not only mobility but musical recording accuracy which includes a very low wow and flutter capability of 0.08% wrms.


Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Motor: electronic governor DC

Tape Type: type I, Cr02

Noise Reduction: ANRS

Frequency Response: 30Hz to 16kHz  (Cr02 tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 62dB  (ANRS)

Wow and Flutter: 0.08%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.5%

Input: 80mV (line), 0.14mV (mic)

Output: 0.5V (line)

Dimensions: 372 x 101 x 246mm

Weight: 4.7kg

Year: 1978


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re: KD-1636

I would be grateful and appreciative to anyone who could share a manual/service manual for this unit.

re: KD-1636

I have one but it is 34 pages long and although multi lingual each page has the languages on it so basically all pages have to be copied!

re: KD-1636

Please post a manual! It would be most appreciated! My KD-1636 won't turn on. I want to get it going again. Thanks

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