Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1962 - 1965
Original Price: $£31
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4
Max Reel Size("): 5
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 3¾ ips: 70Hz - 8kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.4% RMS
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 40dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
Very few of Sony’s early machines used tubes but this was one of them. The TC 111 was a two speed (3¾ & 1 7/8ips), two track portable with a maximum reel size of 5″.
It could be used with both 117v or 240v, 50 or 60 Hz power supplies and
consumed approximately 75 watts in the process.
The TC-111 was of a compact structure and weighed around 10½ lbs
(4.8kg). It featured a permanent magnet erase head and used a fluorescent
modulation tube for record level indication.
Valve complement: 6AU6, 6AV6, 6AR5, metal rectifier / Rewind speed: 2 minutes / Audio output power: 2 watts / Inputs: high level radio / PU, low level moving coil microphone / Outputs: 8 ohm extension speaker / Speaker(s): 6″ x 3″ / Dimensions: 4½ x 8¾ x 7¾” (114 x 222 x 197 mm) / Weight: 10.5 lbs (4.8 kg) / half-track mono