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Brand: Sony

Model:TC-458

Category:Vintage

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1974 - 1978

Original Price: $500

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 15.9 x 8.2 x 16.2" (403 x 208 x 413mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

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

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

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

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 33 lbs (15 kg)

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.

Additional Info

Year 1974
Price when new (in the USA) $499.95
Track system Quarter-track stereo
Heads Record, erase and playback in a ROTO bi-Lateral arrangement
Motors One, servo controlled
Maximum reel size 7″
Tape speeds 7½ and 3¾ ips
Frequency response (3dB)
7½ ips: 30Hz -25kHz
3¾ ips: 30Hz – 20kHz
Wow & flutter 0.06% at 7½ ips, 0.15% at 3¾ ips
Signal to noise ratio 53 dB (normal tape) 56 db (SLH)
Total harmonic distortion 1.2%
Rewind speed 150 seconds / 1200ft
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)

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