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Stereo Cassette Deck (1980)

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Single lever 4-stage tape select switch makes the KD-A55 compatible with all types of tape including the new metal tape format.

Full logic control with 2-motor independent drive mechanism. SA record/play head with wear resistance comparable with ferrite and sound quality better than Permalloy.

Highly efficient SA erase head capable of erasing high-coercitivity Metal tape. Self illuminating control buttons clearly indicate the operational mode. ANRS and Super ANRS greatly reduce tape hiss noise and improve linearity at high frequencies.


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, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: ANRS

Frequency Response: 20Hz 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)

Semiconductors: 11 x IC, 59 x transistors, 61 x diodes

Dimensions: 450 x 420 x 120mm

Weight: 7kg


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