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Pioneer CT-330

Stereo Cassette Deck (1982)

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Pioneer CT-330


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: DC servo

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B

Frequency Response: 25Hz to 16kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 67dB  (dolby B)

Wow and Flutter: 0.05%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.2%

Input: 50mV (line), 0.3mV (mic)

Output: 0.45V (line)

Dimensions: 420 x 119 x 232mm

Weight: 4.3kg

Year: 1982


service manual (ARP-150-0)  English - Ivy Caudieus

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Reviewed Mar 15th, 2016 by ilkkasuni

I stumbled into two of these, in early 90's.

Poor build, poor design. All the controls have a flimsy feel, as if about falling off. The recording level indicator is far from proper. To this model, expenses seem to have been spared wherever possible: even the power cord is just 2 feet long.

There is an awkward bug to the mechanism design, causing the tape transport to shut off repeatedly. I fixed the bug, by re-shaping a plastic lever.

Suprisingly, the audio quality is within tolerable, despite of the rather modest spesifications.

-ilkka suni



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