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Technical Details

Brand: Sony




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: 6

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:at 7½ ips ( 3dB): SLH 180 tape: 30Hz - 25kHz Standard tape: 30Hz - 20kHz

Wow and Flutter:7½ ips: 0.12% 3¾ ips: 0.15%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:53 dB (standard tape) 55 dB (SLH tape)

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


Sony’s highest price 7″reel
machine for 1974, the TC-558 featured three motors, six ferrite heads
and auto reverse (for both record and playback modes).
A ‘Symphase’ recording’ feature allowed taping 4-channel from any SQ
or FM matrix source.
The recorder had two tape speeds, 7½ and 3¾ ips with a frequency
response of 30 – 25kHz at the higher speed (±3dB) and signal to
noise ratio of 53dB with standard tape, 56dB with SLH-280 tape.
Price when new (according to Stereo Review’s Stereo Directory & Buying
Guide of 1975) was US$769.95.
Additional images of this recorder are supplied on the Get Reel Contemporary
Classics CD-ROM.

Additional Info

Bias frequency: 120kHz / Rewind speed: 150 seconds for 1200 ft / Inputs: 2 microphone, 2 line (sensitivity 0.06V) / Outputs: 2 line: impedance 100 K headphones: 8 ohms / Dimensions: 17½ x 13 x 6½ ” (400 x 394 x 197 mm) / quarter track stereo


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