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Stereo Cassette Deck (1980-81)

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The JVC KD-A66 units have the following features:

Built in computer Best Tuning System for automatic adjustment of Bias, Equalisation and Sensitivity of tape, Metal tape compatibility having 4 tape select positions, full logic control operation with 2 motor ID (independent drive) mechanism, X-cut Sen-Alloy record/play head for an improved frequency response over Permalloy yet as durable as Ferrite, LED indication for cassette operation buttons, and ANRS for decreasing hiss-noise and improving linearity at high frequency.


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: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan

Tape Type: type I, FeCr, Cr02, Metal

Noise Reduction: ANRS

Frequency Response: 15Hz to 18kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 65dB  (ANRS)

Wow and Flutter: 0.04%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.0%

Input: 80mV (line), 0.2mV (mic)

Output: 0.5V (line)

Dimensions: 450 x 331 x 118mm

Weight: 7.9kg


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Reviewed Mar 26th, 2016 by Airfix627

I am not a hi-fi anorak, as soon as things get technical I run, any mention of 'warm sound' or 'sharp response' and I really do not know what it all means. What I do know however is that this tape deck is great!! I brought it new in 1982, I use a cleaner tape and it has given me no trouble. What more can one say. If asked would I recommend it, absolutely Yes.



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