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Technical Details

Brand: Sony


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:( 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz -14kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.19% at 7½ ips, less than 0.25% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:46 dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


A compact and lightweight unit from Sony, this stereo quarter-track recorder came with a pair of “full range” speakers built into two detachable sections comprising the lid.

Two speeds were provided, 3¾ and 7½ ips.  The TC-200 was typical of many recorders of the mid sixties in that it used hybrid circuitry, having a solid state preamplifier section and a tube output stage.

Each channel had its own level control and VU meter and up to 7″ tape reels could be used.

The recorder was advertised as being suitable for a public address system (although at 1.5 watts maximum per channel power output one would hardly expect very much from it in this capacity). It also featured “sound-on-sound” and “trick” recording – popular features of the day.

Additional Info

Total harmonic distortion: 0.1% / Valve complement: 6267 x 2, 30A5 x 3 / Audio output power: 1.5 watts maximum per channel / Inputs: low impedance microphone, high impedance auxiliary / Outputs: pre-amp and speakers / Speaker(s): two detachable lid speakers / Dimensions: 15 x 9 x 16″ (381 x 229 x 406 mm) / Weight: 27 lbs (12.3 kg) / quarter-track stereo


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