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Technical Details

Brand: Sony




Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1973-1973

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Dual Track

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 13kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.2% at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


The TC-102 was a hybrid, compact mono half-track tape recorder with two speeds (7½ & 3¾ ips) and a built-in amplifier and speaker.

Features included mike & line mixing, VU meter and pause control.

Drive was by a single motor and the recorder utilised the standard two head design.

Inputs were provided for mike and line, outputs for line and external speaker.

The recorder was supplied with a Sony F-96 dynamic microphone and retailed for $US 129.

Additional Info

Valve complement: 6ME5, 6AU6, 6AR5, 5MK9. 1 x 2SD64 transistor, 1 x 1T-22G diode / Inputs: low imp. microphone (600 ohm), high imp. line (100k) / Outputs: line output and external speaker output / Speaker(s): 4" x 6" / Dimensions: 13½ x 7½ x 10½" (340 x 190 x 265 mm) / Weight: 18.3 lbs (8.3 kg) / half-track mono


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