Country of Manufacture:Japan
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Frequency Response:(±2 dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 18kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.12% at 7½ ips. less than 0.18% at 3¾ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 50dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The TC-777S was an all-transistorised stereo tape deck developed from the 1961 TC-777. It was a semi-professional stereo recorder with three heads, three motors and two operating speeds. The deck was available in half-track (777-S2) or quarter-track (777-S4) versions.
Replay characteristics were to NARTB specifications and the transport
controls were via solenoid-operated push-buttons with an optional remote
Price when new (USA) was $595.00 for either version.
Separate 10-watt speaker/amplifier units (AS-777) were available (priced at $US 175 each.