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Technical Details

Brand: Sony

Model:TC 458

Category:

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1974 - 1978

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

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz -25kHz 3¾ ips: 30Hz - 20kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.06% at 7½ ips, 0.15% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:53 dB (normal tape) 56 db (SLH)

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10

Additional Details

Description

A mid-range
auto-reverse (play AND record) deck from Sony with ROTO Bi-lateral heads
(six-head functionality with the cost advantage of using only three).
It featured electrical speed change (7½ and 3¾ ips), tape bias selector, push-button operation, built-in reel locks for
vertical operation, 3-position mic attenuator, automatic shut-off and
mixable mic/line inputs.
Priced at $US 499.95 in 1974 (Schaak – Allied catalog).
Additional images of this recorder are supplied on the Get
Reel Contemporary Classics CD-ROM.

Additional Info

Total harmonic distortion: less than 1.2% / Rewind speed: 150 seconds / Inputs: 2 mic, 2 line / Outputs: 2 line, headphones / Semi-conductors: 55 transistors, 1 IC, 2 FETs, 37diodes / Dimensions: 15.9 x 8.2 x 16.2″ (403 x 208 x 413mm) / Weight: 33 lbs (15 kg) / quarter-track stereo

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