Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1965 - 1968
Original Price: $129.50
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Dimension: 14½ x 11½ x 6½" (360 x 287 x 158 mm)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 1
Outputs: RCA, DIN
Frequency Response:7½ ips: 50Hz - 15kHz (±3 dB)
Wow and Flutter:0.19% at 7½ ips. - .25% at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6/ 10
Weight: 16¾ lbs (7.7 kg)
The TC-250 was a quarter-track stereo tape deck, very similar to the TC-350 but with two heads instead of the TC-350’s three. As was the case with the TC-350, all the recording controls were hidden under a sliding panel directly beneath the two VU meters.
The deck could be operated in either vertical or horizontal position. An all-idler, beltless tape drive mechanism produced wow and flutter figures of less than 0.19% at 7½ ips and less than 0.25% at 3¾ ips. Other features included auto-shutoff, 7″ reel capacity, headphone jack, twin VU meters, pause control and an integrated (DIN) record/playback connector.
Bias frequency: approx 55kHz / Signal to noise ratio: better than 50dB / Total harmonic distortion: less than 1% at 0db line output / Semiconductors: 10 silicon transistors, 4 diodes / Rewind speed: less than 4 minutes for 1200 ft / Inputs: microphone: low impedance, 250 – 1Kohm, sensitivity -72dB (0.2mV) high impedance auxiliary – sensitivity -12dB (0.2V) integrated rec / play DIN connector / Outputs: line: 0.775v / 100kohms integrated rec / play DIN connector: 0.775V / 500kohms / Semiconductors: 6 x 2SD64, 2 x 2SB382, 2 x 2SB38