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Brand: Sony

Model:TC-277-4

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1972 - 1976

Original Price: $330

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 3"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 15¾ x 15½ x 7¾ " (400 x 394 x 197 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response: 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

Weight: 23.1 lbs (10.5 kg)

Additional Details

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

Year 1972
Price when new (in the USA) $329.95
Heads Two: erase, record/playback
Motors One
Maximum reel size 7″
Tape speeds 7½ , 3¾ and 1 ips
Frequency response at 7½ ips ( 3dB)
SLH 180 tape: 50Hz – 18kHz
Standard tape: 50Hz – 16kHz
Wow & flutter 7½ ips: 0.12% ; 3¾ ips: 0.15%
Signal to noise ratio 52 dB (standard tape) 55 dB (SLH tape)
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)

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