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Brand: Sony

Model:TC-280

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1972 - 1974

Original Price: $249.95

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB+1/2PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 15¾ x 7½ x 14" (394 x 184 x 353mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz - 18kHz (normal tape) 40Hz - 21kHz (SLH tape) 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 12.5kHz (normal tape) 40Hz - 14kHz (SLH tape)

Wow and Flutter:0.10% at 7½ ips, 0.15% at 3¾ ips and 0.2% at 1 ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:normal tape 52dB, SLH tape 55dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Weight: 21.2 lbs (9.6 kg)

Additional Details

Description

“King of the economy stereo tape decks” is how one Hi-Fi catalog of 1974
described the TC 280. This deck featured Sony’s famous ‘Retractomatic’ pinch roller
system for easy threading, single motor deck design, mechanical function selector, tape equalization switch and ferrite record/playback head.
Other features were record interlock, built-in reel locks for vertical operation, automatic shut-off and three tape speeds (1 7/8, 3¾ and 7½ ips).

Additional Info

Total harmonic distortion: less than 1.5% / Bias frequency: 160kHz / Rewind speed: 150 seconds / 1200ft / Inputs: mic low: 0.2mV, line: 0.06V 100K / Outputs: line: 0.775V 100K, phones 8 ohms, rec / playback 3.3K / Semi-conductors: 14 transistors, 4 diodes

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