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Brand: Sony

Model:TC-730

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1972 - 1976

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 6

Dimension: 533 x 498 x 227mm

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:Yes

Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v

Outputs: RCA, DIN

Frequency Response:20Hz to 25kHz at 7½ ips

Wow and Flutter:0.06% RMS at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:56 dB

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 6/ 10

Weight: 23.5kg

Additional Details

Description

Described in the 1973 Australian hi-Fi Annual as “the ultimate in auto-reverse”,
this six-head, three-motor recorder featured logic control transport and
a direct drive capstan motor. Continous play was activated by metal foil
on the leader tape.
Features included normal/special (high output) tape selector,
full auto stop, separate mic and line input level controls for mixing,
mic attenuation switch, illuminated VU meters, red record indicators built
in to the VU meters, SOS (sound on sound recording), Echo with variable
control, stereo headphone jack and a 5-pin Din socket.
The 15-watt per channel power amplifiers could drive most
speaker systems and two inbuilt 6 x 4 inch elliptical speakers were provided
for monitoring purposes.
Price when new in Australia was $739.50. I have seen no
evidence that this recorder was marketed in the USA or UK.

Additional Info

Inputs: line & microphone / Audio output: 15 watts per channel / Speakers: two 6” x 4” elliptical for monitoring / Dimensions: 21.9 x 9 x 19.3″ (533 x 230 x 490mm) / Weight: 51lbs (23.2 kg) / quarter-track stereo

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