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Brand: Sony




Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1959 - 1962

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

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

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 100v Japan

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)

Additional Details


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.

Additional Info

Inputs: microphone (600 ohm), radio (100k) / Outputs: line output and external speaker output / Speaker(s): 4″ x 6″  / half-track mono


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