Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1959 - 1962
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Dimension: 13 x 7 x 10¾" (330 x 175 x 273 mm)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:7½ ips: 50Hz - 10kHz (all 3 dB)
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.2% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
Weight: 19 lbs (8.6 kg)
The TC-101 was a portable, transistorized, compact mono half-track tape recorder with two speeds (7½ & 3¾ ips), a built-in amplifier and 6″ x 4″
speaker. Although an entry-level machine it could take 7″ reels.
Features included mike & line mixing, VU meter and pause control. Drive was by a single motor and the recorder utilized the standard two head design.
Inputs were provided for mike and radio as was an output for a 15 ohm external speaker.
The recorder was supplied with a Sony F-7 dynamic microphone and retailed for $US 97.50.
Inputs: microphone (600 ohm), radio (100k) / Outputs: line output and external speaker output / Speaker(s): 4″ x 6″ / half-track mono