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Brand: Sony

Model:TC-388-4 Deluxe Quadradial

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1974 - 1978

Original Price: $680

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 16½ x 19¾ x 8¾ " (419 x 501.6 x 225.4 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 20Hz - 30kHz at (SLH tape) 20Hz - 25kHz (normal tape) 3¾ ips: 20Hz - 25kHz at (SLH tape) 30Hz - 19kHz (normal tape)

Wow and Flutter:0.09% at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:52 dB 2 dB at 7½ ips, standard tape

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10

Weight: 34.1 lbs (15.5 Kg)

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Description

The Sony TC 388-4 was a two-speed (3¾ and 7½ ips) four-channel, three-head tape deck featuring full control of discrete 4-channel capabilities including a variable pan pot. This enabled the user to record and “spin” the sound around the room for “spectacular” Quad effects. Other features included four illuminated VU meters, a microphone attenuator switch, a record equalisation switch for normal or SLH tape, a tape bias switch, total shut-off at end-of-tape, servo-controlled back tension and built-in reel locks for horizontal operation. The usual Sony feature of mic/line mixing was present, allowing simultaneous recording from two 4-channel sources. The headphones jack had a three position switch.

Additional Info

Year 1974
Price when new (in the USA) $680
Heads Three; erase, record and playback
Motors One
Maximum reel size 7″
Tape speeds 7½ and 3¾ ips
Frequency response ( 3dB)
7½ ips: 20Hz – 30kHz at (SLH tape) 20Hz – 25kHz (normal tape)
3¾ ips: 20Hz – 25kHz at (SLH tape) 30Hz – 19kHz (normal tape)
Wow & flutter 0.09% at 7½ ips
Signal to noise ratio 52 dB 2 dB at 7½ ips, standard tape
Rewind speed 100 seconds for 1200ft
Inputs 4 microphone, 4 line
Dimensions 16½ x 19¾ x 8¾ ” (419 x 501.6 x 225.4 mm)
Weight 34.1 lbs (15.5 Kg)

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