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Brand: Sony

Model:501

Category:Vintage

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

Voltage(s): 100v Japan

Outputs: 1/4" Headphone

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

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The Sony 501 was a late 50’s vacuum  tube recorder that could very well be the first to be branded Sony, where the previous machines were marketed with the older name, Tokyo Telecommunications Industry.

And there it is… Sony’s original logo

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