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Brand: Sony

Model:TC-378

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1977 - 1982

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 16½ × 8½ × 15½ " (418 × 210 × 392mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:(± 3dB) Normal tape:: 7½ ips: 30Hz -20kHz 3¾ ips: 30Hz -16kHz 1 ips: 30Hz -9kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.08% at 7½ ips,  0.1% at 3¾ ips and 0.15% at 1 ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:55 db with SLH tapes, 52 db with standard

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 26.4 lbs (12 kg)

Additional Details

Description

The TC-378 was the third version of the popular 1971 TC-366, with a very similar set
of specifications and features.
Like its predecessors, it could be used in a vertical or horizontal
position thanks to the reversible slanted base.
Improvements included a line output level control, 2-position bias and 3-position equalisation switch for Fe-Cr, SLH and standard tapes, microphone attenuation switch, direct coupling between playback head and preamplifier and a retractable pinch roller for easy editing.
This deck had a fairly short production life and was nowhere near as popular as its predecessor.
Replaced by the TC-399 in 1978.

Additional Info

Year 1977
Price when new (in the USA) $300
Heads Three; erase, record and playback (both ferrite & ferrite)
Motors One
Maximum reel size 7″
Tape speeds 7½ , 3¾ and 1 ips
Frequency response (± 3dB)
Normal tape:
7½ ips: 30Hz -20kHz
3¾ ips: 30Hz -16kHz
1 ips: 30Hz -9kHz
SLH tape:
7½ ips: 30Hz -27kHz
3¾ ips: 30Hz -20kHz
1 ips: 30Hz -9kHz
Wow & flutter 0.08% at 7½ ips, 0.1% at 3¾ ips and 0.15% at 1 ips
Signal to noise ratio 55 db with SLH tapes, 52 db with standard
Harmonic distortion 1.2%
Bias frequency 160kHz
Rewind speed 100 seconds for 1200ft
Inputs microphone: 600ohm/.19mV; auxiliary: 100kohm 0.06V
Outputs line (100k or more) – output (0dB) .775V – headphone 8 ohm (30mV)
Dimensions 16½ × 8½ × 15½ ” (418 × 210 × 392mm)
Weight 26.4 lbs (12 kg)

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