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
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:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
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.
Bias frequency: approx 55kHz / Audio output power: 5 watts per channel / Semiconductors: 21 / 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 / Speaker(s): two full-range 4 x 8″ side-mounted / Dimensions: 21¼ x 15½ x 8″ (541 x 392 x 200 mm) / Weight: 34 lbs (15.5 kg) / quarter-track stereo