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Brand: Sony




Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1967 - 1970

Original Price: $129.50

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 16" x 6½" x 10¾" (406.5 x 165 x 273 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: full-track-mono

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 40Hz - 18kHz (3 dB)

Wow and Flutter:0.12% at 7½ ips, 0.15% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 48dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 6/ 10

Weight: 16.75 lbs (7.5 kg)

Additional Details


Sony’s 1967 top of the range quarter-track mono tape recorder, the TC-105, featured three speeds (3¾, 7½ & 15 ips) and a maximum reel size of 7″.
The TC-105 recorder boasted several automatic functions:
‘Sony-O-matic’ automatic record level control (with a defeat switch for manual recording), an automatic tape lifter and something called a ‘Retractamatic’ pinch roller as well as having instant threading and simplified controls.
Sony’s sales pitch in a 1968 catalogue claimed it ideal for “..students, teachers. businessmen, housewives and hobbyists..”
The TC-105 had the same features and specifications as the half-track mono 104A although it was an older styling, similar in appearance to the 1964 TC-200. Other features were a VU meter, tone control, instant pause control, a solid state 10-watt power amplifier with internal speaker and a three-digit tape counter.

Additional Info

Frequency response (all 3 dB)
7½ ips: 40Hz – 18kHz
3¾ ips: 40Hz – 13kHz
17/8 ips: 40Hz – 6kHz

Audio output power: 10 watts peak / Fast rewind: 2 minutes for 1200ft tape / Outputs: / Speaker(s): single internal / Dimensions: 16″ x 6½” x 10¾” (406.5 x 165 x 273 mm) / Weight: 16.75 lbs (7.5 kg) / quarter-track mono


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