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Brand: Sony

Model:TC-277-4

Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates: -

Original Price: $340

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 3"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Quad

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

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

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Description

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
  • sound-with-sound
  • built-in reel locks.

Additional Info

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

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