Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates: -
Original Price: $340
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 3"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Quad
Frequency Response:at 7½ ips ( 3dB): SLH 180 tape: 50Hz - 18kHz Standard tape: 50Hz - 16kHz
Wow and Flutter:7½ ips: 0.12% 3¾ ips: 0.15%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:52 dB (standard tape) 55 dB (SLH tape)
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10
A low-budget 4-channel tape deck from Sony, priced at $329.95. (By comparison, the TC 366-4 was priced
at $449.95 and the TC 654-4 at $875 in the same year).
The deck featured 3-speeds, two heads, a single motor and a 7″ reel capacity.
Other features included:
- four-channel/two channel selector switch
- four illuminated VU meters (calibrated to NAB standards)
- record equalization switch for standard or Sony SLH-180 low-noise, high-output recording tape
- 4-digit tape counter
- “Retractomatic” pinch roller
- automatic tape lifters
- scrape flutter filter
- automatic shut-off
- built-in reel locks.
Bias frequency: 120kHz / Rewind speed: 150 seconds for 1200 ft / Inputs: 4 microphone, 4 line (sensitivity 0.06V) / Outputs: 4 line: impedance 100 K headphones: 8 ohms / Dimensions: 15¾ x 15½ x 7¾ ” (400 x 394 x 197 mm) / Weight: 23.1 lbs (10.5 kg) / four channel – quarter track