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Brand: Sony


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1966 - 1969

Original Price: $99

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 21¼ x 15½ x 8" (541 x 392 x 200 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 15kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.19% at7½ ips, less than 0.25% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 50db (at peak recording level)

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 34 lbs (15.5 kg)

Additional Details


The TC 260 was a solid state domestic quality stereo recorder with two built-in side-facing speakers and a power output of 5 watts per channel. Two speeds were provided (7½ & 3¾ ips) and reels of up to 7″ could be accommodated. As with the TC’s 250 and 350, Sony continued its practice of hiding the recording controls beneath a sliding panel below the twin VU meters.
Separate record and playback controls were provided as were individual controls for adjusting bass & treble and the recorder could be used in either vertical or horizontal positions.

Additional Info

Price When New UK £99 15s
Heads Two
Motors One
Tape Speeds  7½ & 3¾ ips
Frequency Response (all 3 dB)7½ ips: 50Hz – 15kHz  –  3¾ ips: 50Hz – 10kHz
Wow & Flutter Bess than 0.19% at7½ ips, less than 0.25% at 3¾ ips
Signal to Noise Ratio Better than 50db (at peak recording level)
Inputs microphone: sensitivity -68dB (0.3mV) from 250 to 1K ohm); auxiliary: sensitivity -16dB (0.12V); DIN record/playback connection
Outputs low impedance line: 0dB (0.775V) ;external speakers (8 ohms);DIN record/playback connection
Dimensions 21¼ x 15½ x 8″  (541 x 392 x 200 mm)
Weight 34 lbs (15.5 kg)


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