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Brand: Sony

Model:TC-252

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB+1/2PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 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:7½ ips: 30Hz - 18kHz; 3¾ ips: 30Hz - 13kHz

Wow and Flutter: 0.12% at 7½ ips, 0.15% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:50 dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details

Description

A compact, low-cost quarter-track stereo tape recorder with three speeds, all-silicon transistor circuitry and twin hi-fi speakers integrated into the lid.

Other features included public address facility, dual VU meters, sound-on-sound recording, automatic tape lifters, automatic shut-off, single knob operation and either vertical or horizontal operation. Accessories supplied with the recorder were two F-25 microphones, two rubber reel caps, connecting cord, head-cleaning ribbon, Sony  demonstration tape, empty reel and spare motor pulley (for alternative power cycle).Also available in wood veneer cabinet (Model TC-252W) – pictured.

Additional Info

Total harmonic distortion – 3%
Power output – 4 watts per channel
Speakers – 2 x 5″ in detachable enclosures which form recorder lid when closed
Inputs – mic – low impedance, -72 dB (0.19mV, 600 ohms)
auxiliary – 100k ohm impedance, -22 dB (60mV)
Outputs – line – 100k ohm impedance, -6 dB (0.39V)
headphones – 8 ohm (0.029V)
Dimensions – 16 × 15 × 10.1″ (409 × 381 × 257mm)
Weight –  29lb 11oz (13.5 kg)

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