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Technical Details

Brand: Sony


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1967 - 1970

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 3"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 18kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.1% at 7½ ips. 0.15% at 3¾ ips. 0.2% at 1ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:48dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


The TC-800 was a semi-professional
battery-operated portable recorder with a servo-controlled motor for precise
timing accuracy. A variable pitch control (optional extra) allowed fine
speed tuning and reels of up to 5″ diameter could be accommodated.
Three electronically controlled tape speeds (7½ , 3¾ and
were provided and automatic tape lifters protected heads from wear during
fast forward and rewind. Sony’s ‘Sonomatic’ recording control automatically
adjusted recording levels, with a defeat switch allowing manual level
Power was from 8 “D” size 1.5 volt batteries and an inbuilt
AC adaptor also allowed mains operation.

Additional Info

Semiconductors: 24 / Inputs: microphone, high level auxiliary / Outputs: high impedance monitor / Dimensions: 12¼ x 4¼ x 10¼ ” (311 x 108 x 260mm) / Weight: 12 lbs including batteries (5.5kg) / half-track mono


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