Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1978 - 1983
Original Price: $1000
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Frequency Response:7½ ips: 30Hz - 25khz 3¾ ips: 30Hz - 18khz ( 3dB)
Wow and Flutter:0.04% at 7½ ips, 0.08% at 3¾ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:Speed tolerance: 0.5% at 15 ips
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 9 / 10
The Sony TC-765 was a quarter-track consumer version of the semi-professional half-track TC 766-2 and, as such, did not have the high speed of 15 ips. Speeds
on the TC 765 were 3¾ & 7½ ips.
Features included three heads, three motors, logic control, closed-loop
dual-capstan drive with AC servo control and an option remote control
Switching was provided for selecting low, medium and high bias, and different
tape types, normal, special, FeCr etc.
Signal to noise ratio: 58 dB – SLH tape, 61 dB FeCr tape (both at 7½ ips) / Harmonic distortion: 0.5% at 15 ips (FeCr tape) / Bias frequency: 160kHz / Rewind speed: 150 seconds (1200′ tape) / Inputs: line: 60mV, 100k Ohms. microphone: 0.2mV, low / Outputs: line: 0.435V with control at detent, 0.775V headphones: 35mV, 8 Ohms nominal / Dimensions: 20½ x 17½ x 9¼ ” (521 x 444.5 x 234.9 mm) / Weight: 58.5 lbs (26.6kg) / quarter-track stereo