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10 July 2021

ASC AS 3001 (1982) - Made in Germany.

 

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The AS3001 was one of the most sophisticated cassette deck ever. It was Made in Germany and it was introduced in 1982 as the successor of the AS3000. They are basically the same recorder with the AS3001 replacing the High-Com noise reduction found on the AS3000 with the more common Dolby B and C noise reduction. ASC (Audio System Componenten) was originally founded in 1964 and it was specializing in language training systems based on tape recorders from Braun. When Braun seized production of tape recorders ASC started the development of their own tape recorder models. One can clearly see the stylistic and technical similarities with Braun in their early products. The AS3001 features a 3-Direct Drive motor PAPST mechanism mounted in a die-cast base for highest stability. It is built as a dual-capstan transport with 3-head (Sendust) configuration. For best results with any tape type the AS3001 features fine BIAS/Level adjustment for 6 different tape types (normal, 2xchrome, fecr, 2xmetal). This system is called RALF (Response Adjust Level Frequency). The AS3001 also features a digital tape counter with various memory functions, pitch control, fluorescent level meter, microphone input with built-in mixing possibility and headphone output with level control. Technical data: Wow and Flutter 0.07% (DIN) | Frequency response 20Hz - 18/20/20/22 kHz (normal/chrome/ferrochrom/metal) | Dimensions: 443x130x335 mm | Weight: 13kg | ASF 6010 infrared remote sold separately | Original sale price in Germany: 3.298 DM (January 1984)

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cassette deck

cassette deck

cassette deck

cassette deck

cassette deck