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Brand: Sony

Model:TC-270

Category:Vintage

Application:Portable

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1972 - 1976

Original Price: $450

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 20¼ x 10¼ x 15¼ " (514 x 260 x 387mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz -18kHz 3¾ ips: 30Hz -13kHz 1 ips: 30Hz -7kHz

Wow and Flutter:.16% at 7½ ips,  0.22% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Weight: 36¼ lbs (16.5 kg)

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Description

Described by Sony as their ‘most economical stereo tape system’, the TC 270 was a quarter-track stereo, three-speed mains recorder with a maximum spool capacity of 7″. It had a single motor, two heads and an output of 5 watts RMS per channel. two lid-integrated speaker enclosures each housed a single 5″ full-range speaker. Slider-type level controls and a tone control were situated on the front panel beneath two substantial VU meters.

Additional Info

Price when new (in the UK)
£100 plus VAT
Heads
Two: combined erase/ record and playback
Motors
Single
Tape speeds
7½ , 3¾ and 1 7/8 ips
Frequency response ( 3dB)
7½ ips: 30Hz -18kHz
3¾ ips: 30Hz -13kHz
1 7/8 ips: 30Hz -7kHz
Wow & flutter
0.16% at 7½ ips, 0.22% at 3¾ ips and 0.3% at 1 ips
Replay characteristics
NAB
Rewind speed
2 minutes for 1200ft
Audio output power
2 x 5 watts RMS
Speakers
Two lid-integrated enclosures each with one 5″ full-range speaker
Inputs
Mic: 0.2mV low impedance; line: 60mV 160K
Outputs
Line: 0.43V (less than 10K); ext speaker 8 ohms; headphones
Dimensions
20¼ x 10¼ x 15¼ ” (514 x 260 x 387mm)
Weight
36¼ lbs (16.5 kg)

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