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Technical Details

Brand: Sony


Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1969 - 1972

Original Price: $420

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

Speeds: 1 7/8, 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:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 22kHz

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


The TC-630 was a
quarter-track stereo, three speed, three head recorder, equipped with
a comprehensive pre-amp control panel designed to be used as a “stereo
centre”. This control panel included separate bass and treble controls,
balance control and inputs for phono, tuner and auxiliary as well as microphone
inputs for recording.
Previously, Sony had often been criticised for their
apparent desire to “conceal” the various recording controls.
Tiny level controls, awkwardly placed, and miniature level meters almost
gave the impression that Sony considered recording a secondary function
and were more interested in the playback aspect of their tape recorders.

Additional Info

Total harmonic distortion: 1.2% / Semi-conductors: 40 silicon transistors, 7 diodes (TC-630) / Bias frequency: 160kHz / Audio output power: 20 watts per channel (dynamic), 15 watts RMS per channel (TC-630) / Inputs: mic: 0.2mV / 250 ohms, aux: 60mV / 560 kohms, tuner: 60mV / 100 kohms, phono: 2mV / Outputs: line 0.775v at 0 VU. speakers: 16 ohm (lid) 8 ohm (ext). headphones / Speaker(s): Two wide-range units detachable comprising lid for transportation / Dimensions: 18 x 20 x 11½ ” (454 x 508 x 296 mm) / Weight: 46.2 lbs (21 kg) / quarter-track stereo


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