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Brand: Sony

Model:TC-252D

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 15¼ × 7½ × 13½" (388 × 191 × 343mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 30Hz - 18kHz; 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 13kHz

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

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 17lb 11oz (8 kg)

Additional Details

Description

A compact, low-cost quarter-track stereo tape deck with three speeds and all-silicon transistor circuitry.

Other features included stereo headphone jack, 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 included two rubber reel caps, connecting cord, head-cleaning ribbon, 7″ empty reel and spare motor pulley (for alternative power cycle).

Available also as a complete tape-recorder with amplifiers and speakers  as model TC-252.

Other specifications:

Semiconductors – 13 transistors, 3 diodes
Total harmonic distortion – 3%
Inputs – mic – low impedance, -72 dB (0.19mV, 600 ohms) auxiliary – 100k ohm impedance, -22 dB (60mV)
Outputs – line – 100k ohm impedance, 0 dB (0.775V) headphones – 8 ohm (0.029V)
Dimensions – 15¼ × 7½ × 13½” (388 × 191 × 343mm)
Weight – 17lb 11oz (8 kg)

Additional Info

Year 1970
Price when new (in the UK) £72 15s (incl. purchase tax) $134.95 in the USA
Heads Two: erase and combined record/playback
Motors One
Maximum reel size 7″
Tape speeds 7½ , 3¾ & 1 ips
Frequency response (± 3dB)
7½ ips: 30Hz – 18kHz
3¾ ips: 40Hz – 13kHz
1 ips: 40Hz – 7Hz
Wow & flutter (DIN) 0.12% at 7½ ips, 0.15% at 3¾ ips, 0.2% at 1 ips
Semiconductors 13 transistors, 3 diodes
Total harmonic distortion 3%
Inputs Mic – low impedance, -72 dB (0.19mV, 600 ohms); auxiliary – 100k ohm impedance, -22 dB (60mV)
Outputs Line – 100k ohm impedance, 0 dB (0.775V); headphones – 8 ohm (0.029V)
Dimensions 15¼ × 7½ × 13½” (388 × 191 × 343mm)
Weight 17lb 11oz (8 kg)

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