Country of Manufacture:Japan
Original Price: $1080
Speeds: 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 4
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo - Stacked
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 30Hz - 22kHz at 15 ips
Wow and Flutter:0.018% @ 15 ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:Speed tolerance: 0.5% at 15 ips
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 10
The Sony TC 766-2 was a semi-professional 2-track recorder, designed for the serious user.
Features included logic control, closed-loop dual-capstan drive with
AC servo control, 4 heads (an extra 4-track playback head was fitted)
and remote control option.
Additional images and a detailed period test report for this recorder
are supplied on the Get Reel Contemporary Classics CD-ROM.
Crosstalk: 55dB @ 1,000Hz / 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) / half-track stereo record & playback, quarter-track stereo playback