Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1965 - 1968
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 2 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.19% at 7½ ips. less than 0.25% at 3¾ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 50dB
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 just two heads instead of 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
Additional images of this recorder are supplied on the Get Reel Vintage
Bias frequency: approx 55kHz / 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 / Dimensions: 14½ x 11½ x 6½ ” (360 x 287 x 158 mm) / Weight: 18 lbs (8.2 kg) / quarter-track stereo