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Brand: Sony

Model:TC-560

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1968 - 1971

Original Price: $400

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 16½ x 6¾ x 15½ " (419 x 171 x 394 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 50Hz - 17kHz 3¾ ips: 50Hz - 13kHz 1 ips: 50Hz - 8kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.15% at 7½ ips, 0.2% at 3¾ ips and 0.35% at 1 ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:52dB

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 38 lbs (17.3 kg)

Additional Details

Description

A quarter-track stereo, three speed, two head auto reverse tape recorder with a pre-amp control panel designed to be used as a “stereo centre”. Sony described this (rather optimistically) as a ‘professional’ machine with its separate bass and treble controls, balance control and inputs for microphone and two auxiliaries. The drive mechanism featured a dual-capstan arrangement and a ‘Retractomatic’ pinch wheel. Transport was controlled by a single large rotary lever on the right hand side of the deck. Along the bottom were twin VU meters, and underneath a sliding door could be found the red record buttons and input recording level controls. The unit was entirely solid state and featured ‘sound with sound’.

Additional Info

Year 1968
Price when new (in the USA) $399.50 (with speakers & mikes)
Track system Quarter-track stereo
Heads Two: record/playback and one erase
Motors One
Maximum reel size 7″
Tape speeds 7½ , 3¾ & 1 ips
Frequency response (all 3 dB)
7½ ips: 50Hz – 17kHz
3¾ ips: 50Hz – 13kHz
1 ips: 50Hz – 8kHz
Wow & flutter 0.15% at 7½ ips, 0.2% at 3¾ ips and 0.35% at 1 ips
Signal to noise ratio 52dB
Total harmonic distortion 2.5% at normal recording level
Fast wind time 1200ft within 2 minutes
Inputs microphone: -72dB (0.19mV) impedance 600 ohms; auxiliary: -22dB (61mV) impedance 100 Kohms
Outputs line: 0dB (0.775mV) impedance 100 Kohms; headphones -29dB to -38dB (28/10mV) impedance 8 ohms; external speakers (TC 560 only)
Dimensions (TC 560) 20½ x 11 x 17½ ” (520 x 290 x 433 mm)
Dimensions (TC 560D) 16½ x 6¾ x 15½ ” (419 x 171 x 394 mm)
Weight 38 lbs (17.3 kg)

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