1973  Sony TC-755
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A two speed (3¾ & 7½ ips), three head tape deck with a 10½" reel capability, closed loop dual capstan tape drive which reduced wow & flutter to a minimum, logic controlled transport functions which permitted the feather-touch control buttons to be operated in any sequence, at any time without spilling or damaging tape, an AC servo control capstan motor and an eight-pole induction motor for each of the two reels.

Other features included a record equalization switch for maximum record/playback characteristics with either normal or special tapes, mic attenuators to eliminate distortion when the microphone pre-amp stages were overdriven and a tape/source monitoring switch to take full advantage of the separate Ferrite and Ferrite record and playback heads.

Additional images, test report and circuit diagram for this recorder are featured on the CD-ROM.

Specifications at a glance
Price when new (in the USA)
$699 (Audio magazine review, 1975)
Track system
quarter-track stereo
Ferrite & Ferrite record, F&F playback and erase
AC servo control capstan motor, 2 x 8-pole induction reel motors
Maximum reel size
Tape speeds
7½ and 3¾ ips
Frequency response ( 3dB)
Sony SLH tape
7½ ips: 30Hz - 25kHz
3¾ ips: 40Hz - 16kHz
Wow & flutter
less than 0.05%at 7½, less than 0.08% at 3¾ ips
Signal to noise ratio
53 dB (normal tape) 56 dB (SLH tape)
less than 1.2%
56 transistors, 1 IC, 2 FETS, 41 diodes
mic - low impedance, -72 dB (0.2mV)
line - 100k ohm impedance, -22 dB (60mV)
DIN - 3.9k ohm impedance
line - 100k ohm impedance, -5 dB (430mV)
DIN - 8.2k ohm impedance, -5 dB (430mV)
headphones - 8 ohm
17.2 x 17.75 x 8.7" (435 x 451 x 221mm)
52lb 15oz (24 kg)
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