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Technical Details

Brand: Sony

Model:TC 366

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


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1971 - 1975

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 16-7/16 x 8-5/16 x 14-13/16"

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v, Multi

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 20Hz -25kHz 3¾ ips: 30Hz -17kHz +- 3dB

Wow and Flutter: 0.09% at 7½ ips,  0.12% at 3¾ ips and 0.17% at 1 ips

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

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10

Weight: 22.5 Lbs

Additional Details


This was a three head, single motor tape deck, with decent sound,  good specs and accepted reels up to 7″ in diameter.
The TC 366 could be used in a vertical or horizontal position thanks to the sloped cabinet. It was first necessary, however, to remove a few screws, lift the deck out of its wooden sleeve and rotate it 180 degrees before horizontal operation was possible.
The deck had mixable AUX and MIC inputs which allowed a number of neat features.
First, in conjunction with another deck, you could record a stereo track, then, while feeding that stereo program into the AUX inputs of the 366, you could mix in another stereo recording via the MIC inputs.

Additional Info

One model had a multiple Power option with 6 settings, 100, 110, 117, 125, 220 and 240v. North American had RCA inputs/outputs – European had DIN.  Rewind speed: 100 seconds for 1200ft.  Harmonic distortion: less than 1.2% – Bias frequency: 160kHz – Semi-conductors: 27 transistors & 4 diodes  – Inputs: mic: 600ohm 0.19mV. aux: 100kohm 0.06V – Outputs: line (100k or more) – output (0dB) 0.775V – headphone 8 ohm (30mV)

Sony also made a four channel version of the 366, the 366-4


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