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The focus of my interest in audio equipment is components for home audio systems.   And I have tried to provide on this page information about all the DCC component decks that I am aware of.  But there were also several portable units available, as well as some car units and a mini stereo system that included a DCC player/recorder.   I have listed most of those units here as well.

Component Decks Portable Units
Car Decks Mini-System with DCC deck

I have seen references to several other Philips models numbers (for both component decks and car decks), but I do not have much information on them.  In some cases, they appear to have been sold only in specific markets, and in other cases, I have not been able to confirm that the models were actually sold at all.


Philips DCC 900

The DCC 900 was Philips' first-generation DCC player/recorder.

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Philips DCC 730

Philips DCC 730 Click on the image to see a larger picture.

Here is a copy of the original Philips' web page on the DCC 730.

Click here for the text from a detailed sales leaflet for the DCC 730.

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Philips DCC 951

Philips DCC 951 Click on the image to see a larger picture.

Here is a copy of the original Philips' web page on the DCC 951.

The DCC 951 was essentially identical to the DCC 730, except it was designed to interoperate with other 900-series of Philips audio components, and therefore incorporates an additional bus for communicating to other 900-series units.

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Magnavox DCC 600

Philips/Magnavox made a DCC deck under the Magnavox name.  This appears to be a first generation machine, and it may just be largely a repackaging of one of the early Philips decks.  The remote control that came with this unit is essentially identical to that which came with the DCC 900 (except that it does not have the volume up and down buttons, since the DCC 600, unlike the DCC 900, does not have a variable output).

One small feature that is unique about the DCC 600 is that the tape tray is designed so that the tape lays in it with the short side of the tape facing forward.  All other DCC decks I have seen have the long, top side of the tape facing forward in the tray.

Here is a picture of the deck and an image of what I think is probably a page from the owner's manual.  And here is another picture of the deck.

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Marantz DD82

I don't have many details about the Marantz DD82, but I have seen a couple of them listed on ebay.  Here is a picture of the deck that I copied from one of those listings (and another picture showing the tray open).  This was presumably a high quality unit, since Philips normally releases only professional and high-end consumer models under the Marantz name.

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Technics RS-DC10

This was a first generation DCC deck, similar in features to the Philips DCC 900

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Optimus DCT-2000

This was also a first generation DCC deck, similar in features to the Philips DCC 900 and the Technics RS-DC10.

Click here for a page devoted to the DCT-2000, which includes the text from the owner's manual.  Click here for a picture of the DCT-2000

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Goldstar/Fantasia FK-DCC1

Goldstar_FK-DCC1.gif (4291 bytes)   Click on the image to see a larger picture.

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Philips DCC 130

The DCC 130 was the first-generation portable DCC player.  Features included:

  • DCC text display with scroll, like album/track title and artist's name
  • Intelligent title search using track name display
  • 14-character illuminated LCD display with tape position indicator
  • Remote control in headphone cord for convenient basic operation
  • 3-position Dynamic Bass Boost 
  • Rechargeable NiCd battery pack
  • Supplied with headphones, mains adapter, HiFi connecting cord and carrying case

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Philips DCC 134

Philips DCC 134 Click on the image to see a larger picture.

Here is a copy of the original Philips' web page on the DCC 134.

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Philips DCC 170

Philips DCC 170 Click on the image to see a larger picture.

Here is a copy of the original Philips' web page on the DCC 170.

Click here for the text from a detailed sales leaflet for the DCC 170.


Philips DCC 175

Philips_dcc175.jpg (34250 bytes)The DCC 175 is probably the most unique DCC unit.  It is a portable player/recorder, similar in appearance to the other Philips portables, but it also has the capability of connecting to a PC through a parallel port link cable.  The link cables are extremely difficult to find, and there is no substitute that is known to work (so keep that in mind if you are trying to find a DCC 175).

From Philips' marketing literature:

Pure, portable digital sound with Bitstream 18-bit resolution. Also makes superb digital recordings on DCC cassettes. Fitted with multimedia plug for connection to PC as storage/backup medium.

  • Studio Recording Quality from digital or analogue sources
  • Unified input jack for coaxial/optical digital, microphone and line sources
  • Multimedia plug connects to parallel port of PC
  • Plays analog cassettes with Dolby B
  • DCC text display with scroll
  • Track selection by title
  • Remote control in headphone cord
  • Dynamic Bass Boost
  • Optical digital output for connection to HiFi system
  • Rechargeable NiCd battery pack
  • Also supplied with AC/DC adapter, coaxial digital cable, HiFi cable and carrying case

There is an interesting web page that discusses the author's experiences with the DCC 175.

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Marantz PMD 601

Marantz_PMD601.gif (7030 bytes) Click on the image to see a larger picture

The PMD 601 is a professional DCC recorder made by Marantz (a subsidiary of Philips).

Here is a copy of the original Marantz web page on the PMD 601.

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Technics RS-DC8

The RS-DC8 was Technics' portable DCC player.

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Panasonic RQ-DP7

The RQ-DC7 was Panasonic's portable DCC player

Click here for a review of the RQ-DP7.

Click here for a picture of the RQ-DP7.

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Philips DCC 811 RDS

The DCC 811 RDS was a car deck that was sold in the North American market (and maybe others).   It had the following features:

  • AM/FM Radio
  • DCC Text Display
  • Plays DCC and Analog Cassettes
  • Dolby B/C
  • 30 Presets
  • Adjustable LCD Viewing Angle
  • 4 Speaker Output - 4 x 12 Watts

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Philips DCC 824 RDS

The Philips DCC 824 RDS was a car deck that was sold in the U.K. and perhaps other markets as well.  According to the information I found on the web (which I assume was taken from a sales brochure, it "combines in-dash DCC and MC capability with CD changer control for CD playback. Plus proprietary BQR III Best Quality Reception and full-featured RDS let you get the most enjoyment out of your favourite radio stations, and RDS-Memo automatically puts all RDS stations in alphabetical order. The DCC 824 RDS also offers 4 x 30 Watts of output power."

Other features included:

  • BQR III tuner
  • FM/MW/LW/SW
  • RDS/EON/NEWS/PTY Search
  • RDS-Memo
  • Preset scan
  • 4x3O W TMP
  • 4-channel line out
  • Audio Super Control
  • Soft-Touch DCC deck
  • DCC I-bitstream DAC, 256 times oversampling
  • 12-character display with scroll function
  • Dolby BIC, MeCr, MSS
  • CDCC/AUX-In
  • Telephone mute
  • Adjustable viewing angle
  • 24 step illumination
  • Detachable front
  • Flashing LED
  • Wired remote control

Click here for a picture of the DCC 824 RDS.

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Panasonic CQDC-1

The CQDC-1 was a DCC car deck with the following features:

  • Removable Face
  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD Changer Control - Add Two 6-Disc Changers
  • Clock/Calendar
  • Search Modes
  • Dolby Noise Reduction
  • Text Display - Displays DCC Titles - Allows Radio Station IDs and CD Titles To Be Displayed
  • Remote Control
  • Extra Input For CD or MD Portable
  • Pre-Amp Outputs...Requires Power Amp
  • Plays DCCs and Analog Cassettes

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Philips FW-68 DCC

The Philips FW-68 DCC was a a mini system that included a DCC deck.

Click here for a picture of the FW-68 DCC.

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