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JVC CD-1770

Stereo Cassette Deck (1977)

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JVC CD-1770


Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Motor: DC servo motor

Tape Type: type I, CrO2

Noise Reduction: ANRS

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 18kHz  (CrO2 tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 66dB  (ANRS)

Wow and Flutter: 0.05%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.3%

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

Output: 0.5V (line)

Dimensions: 425 x 126 x 277mm

Weight: 5.5kg

Year: 1977


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Reviewed Mar 14th, 2017 by

Overall, the JVC CD-1770 is an excellent vintage cassette deck. The deck contains a very low wow and flutter %, 0.05%. This is very good for a cassette deck from 1977. Other features add to the list of pros like removable cassette lid, memory counter, 6 button tape bias and EQ selector. Perhaps most interesting is the odd tabletop layout. This was a very popular style all throughout the 1970's. The CD-1770 was perhaps the last JVC deck besides the KD-1770 MarkII released a year later that used the top-loading style. The only real problem with this deck is the amount of rubber used. TONS and TONS of rubber discs and belts drive the tape. This is not a problem until the rubber looses it's moisture or turns to goo. In addition, many people who like to stack components would possibly see the tabletop style as a bummer. It would probably have to go in place of a turntable!



re: CD-1770

I don't fully understand what SF means on the bias/eq selector, My dad used SF on Maxell UD tapes

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