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Technical Details

Brand: Sony

Model:TC 540

Category:Mainstream

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1972-1972

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

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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 110-120v

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

Wow and Flutter:0.09% at 7½ ips, 0.12% at 3¾ ips and 0.16% at 1 ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:50dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details

Description

The TC 540 was a compact
quarter-track stereo recorder with three speeds, two heads and a single
motor.
This recorder featured Sony’s new XL-4 ‘Quadradial’ stereo sound system
– a fancy way of saying it had four speakers! Two 4″ x 8″ woofers
were built into the sides of the cabinet and the two halves of the detachable
lid contained a 4″ tweeter each.
Other features included sound-on-sound, 20 watts of dynamic music power,
scrape flutter filter, vertical or horizontal operation, pause control,
‘inching’ and parallel track replay. Price in 1969 including 2 Sony F-96
dynamic microphones: UK £149 15s and US$399.00

Additional Info

Total harmonic distortion: 1.2% / Audio output power: 20 watts total (dynamic), 5 watts RMS per channel / Inputs: mic: 0.195mV / 600 ohms aux: 78mV / 100K DIN: 7.8mV / 10K / Outputs: line 0.775v / 100K. speakers: 8 ohm. headphones 2.83mV 8 ohms / Speaker(s): Two wide-range units detachable comprising lid for transportation / Dimensions: 19¾ x 15½ x 10" (502 x 394 x 254 mm) / Weight: 41.6 lbs (18.9 kg) / quarter-track stereo

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