Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1972 - 1976
Original Price: $450
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz -18kHz 3¾ ips: 30Hz -13kHz 1 ips: 30Hz -7kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.16% at 7½ ips, 0.22% at 3¾ ips and 0.3% at 1 ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
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.
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) / quarter-track stereo