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Kyocera D-801

Stereo Cassette Tape Deck

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Kyocera D-801


Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Motor: 1 x capstan, 1 x reel, 1 x assist

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 22kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 78dB  (dolby C)

Wow and Flutter: 0.02%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.5%

Input: 70mV (line), 0.5mV (mic)

Output: 0.58V (line)

Dimensions: 460 x 132 x 308mm

Weight: 8kg



re: Kyocera cassette decks

I have a D-611, and I've gotta say, it's one sweet-sounding deck. But the front panel controls and, I assume, at least some of the underlying electronics HAVE to be Nakamichi, yes? The buttons and slides, and some of the nomenclature seem very, very similar to contemporary Naks.

re: Kyocera cassette decks

No, they just use common parts like ALPS switches and pots. I don't think Nakamichi had anything to do with them. They also both used Sankyo based transports, like lots of manufacturers did, so I can see why there appear to be similarities.

Kyocera cassette decks

With regard to the four Kyocera cassette decks, I have discovered that the boards are common in each generation. The first generation machines, the D-601 and D-801 have identical boards in them, just populated differently. Most of the adjustment potentiometers are the same between the two machines. Same situation for the second generation machines, the D-611 and D-811, common boards inside these two. I thought that the 601 and 611 would have more in common with each other, same for the 801 and 811, but not really. Feature wise, yes, they are near identical. But internally, the boards are completely different. First generation machines use discrete motor control devices, whereas second gen machines use motor control chips. The second generation machines also add remote capability. I know for sure that the Sankyo based transports in the 601 and 611 are identical. Not sure about the heads though. I do know the connectors are the same and they measure similarly for resistance and inductance but I don't have all the service manuals to confirm this. Also don't know what type of heads these are, i.e. sendust, permalloy, etc. Anybody know or have a manual or brochure that states what kind of heads they are?

re: D-801

Thank you muchly for posting this service manual!

Now we just need an owners manual.

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