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Technical Details

Brand: Sony

Model:TC-123

Category:Mainstream

Application:Portable

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1968-1968

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4

Max Reel Size("): 5"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:up to 6.5kHz at 3¾ ips

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Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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Description

Designed and marketed with the ‘Tape-sponder’ in mind, this little two-speed mono half-track allowed up to 2 hours recording on a 3¾” reel.
It featured solid state circuitry, automatic recording volume (no level
meter) and capstan drive.
An amusing advertising gimmick in the 1966 Lafayette Electronics Catalogue
suggested that a ‘matched pair’ (keep one and send one to your ‘Tape-Mate’)
could make your letters ‘come alive’.
Weighing only 4 lbs (2.3 kg) and measuring 8 x 4 x 7½ inches (203
x 102 x 191 mm) this was avery ‘cheap and cheerful’ little unit, not to
be seriously used for recording music.

Additional Info

Speaker(s): small in-built / Dimensions: 8 x 4 x 7½" (203 x 102 x 191 mm) / Weight: 4 lbs (2.3 kg) / half-track mono

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