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tape deck

1. a tape recording unit in a hi-fi system
2. the platform supporting the spools, cassettes, or cartridges of a tape recorder, incorporating the motor or motors that drive them and the playback, recording, and erasing heads

Tape Deck

 

a tape recorder without an output audio amplifier and speaker. A tape deck is used for recording from a micro-phone, turntable, or receiver. Unlike a complete tape recorder, however, it allows for playback only through a headset. For playback through speakers, the tape deck is connected to and uses the audio amplifier of a radio receiver.

tape deck

[′tāp ‚dek]
(engineering acoustics)
A tape-recording mechanism that is mounted on a motor board, including the tape transport, electronics, and controls, but no power amplifier or loudspeaker.
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