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Brand: Sony

Model:TC-102

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Portable

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1964 - 1968

Original Price: $129

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 13½ x 7½ x 10½ " (340 x 190 x 265 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Half-Track

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 50Hz - 13kHz 3¾ ips: 50Hz - 8kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.2% at 7½ ips

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Weight: 18.3 lbs (8.3 kg)

Additional Details

Description

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. The last picture Features a variation of the 102, the 102A.

Additional Info

Price when new (in the USA)
$129

Heads
Two

Motors
Single

Tape speeds
7½ & 3¾ ips

Frequency response ( 3dB)
7½ ips: 50Hz – 13kHz
3¾ ips: 50Hz – 8kHz

Wow & flutter
0.2% at 7½ ips

Valve Complement
6ME5, 6AU6, 6AR5, 5MK9; 1 x 2SD64 transistor, 1 x 1T-22G diode

Speakers  4″ x 6″

Inputs  Low imp. microphone (600 ohm), high imp. line (100k)

Outputs
Line output and external speaker output

Dimensions
13½ x 7½ x 10½ ” (340 x 190 x 265 mm)

Weight
18.3 lbs (8.3 kg)

 

 

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