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Brand: Sony

Model:TC-330

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1972 - 1976

Original Price: $160

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 4

Dimension: 21.2 x 11.8 x 13.9" (538 x 300 x 352mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 2

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:( 3dB): open reel: 30Hz - 13kHz at 3¾ and 30Hz - 18kHz at 7½ ips cassette: 50Hz - 10kHz

Wow and Flutter:open reel: 0.15% at 3¾ and 0.12% at 7½ ips. cassette: 0.2%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:open reel: better than 50 dB, cassette better than 45 dB

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 43lb (19.5kg)

Additional Details

Description

This handy little unit was featured in the 1972 Sony catalogue. It consisted of a quarter-track stereo open reel tape recorder with a built-in stereo cassette deck, 5-watt per channel amplifiers and small external speakers which comprised the lid of the unit. Tape speeds (reel to reel) were 3¾ and 7½ ips and the unit could accommodate 7″ reels.

Additional Info

Year 1972
Price when new (in the UK) £159.95 (including VAT)
Track system Quarter-track stereo
Heads 4 (total) – Erase and record/playback for each format
Motors Two: one for each format
Maximum reel size 7″
Tape speeds Open reel: 3¾ and 7½ ips; cassette: 1ips
Frequency response ( 3dB)
Open reel: 30Hz – 13kHz at 3¾ and 30Hz – 18kHz at 7½ ips
Cassette: 50Hz – 10kHz
Wow & flutter Open reel: 0.15% at 3¾ and 0.12% at 7½ ips; cassette: 0.2%
Signal to noise ratio Open reel: better than 50 dB, cassette better than 45 dB
Harmonic distortion 2.5%
Rewind speed Open reel: 2 min 30 seconds, cassette 1 minute 30 seconds (C60)
Audio output power 2 x 5 watts
Inputs Mic: 600ohm 0.19mV; aux: 100kohm 0.06V; phono: 1.1mV 65kohm
Outputs Line (100k or more) – output (0dB) .44V – headphone 8 ohm (30mV)
Speaker(s) 5.1″ diameter (130mm) in detachable boxes forming lid
Dimensions 21.2 x 11.8 x 13.9″ (538 x 300 x 352mm)
Weight 43lb (19.5kg)

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