Country of Manufacture:Japan
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 1
Frequency Response:7½ ips: 50Hz - 15kHz (±3 dB)
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.19% at 7½ ips. less than 0.25% at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
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.