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Sony APR-2003

Reel to Reel Tape Recorder

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Sony APR-2003


A compact rugged portable professional open-reel tape recorder designed for location work with features, facilities and performance comparable to larger machines.

Based upon the TC-510-2 2-channel portable tape recorder, the APR-2003 has an additional track for recording time code when used with video equipment or pilot tone when used for film sound recording.


Track system: 2-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system

Heads: 1 x record, 1 x play, 1 x erase

Reel size: up to 5 inch reel

Tape speeds: 3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.05% (7 12 ips)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 18kHz (7 12 ips)

Crosstalk: 90dB

Output power: 0.5 watts

Dimensions: 335 x 140 x 300mm

Weight: 6.2kg

Accessories: empty reel, shoulder belt, reel lock adaptor


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Reviewed Sep 18th, 2013 by reel2reellover

The broadcast version of TC-510-2 with a TimeCode (TC) track added. No built-in TC generator, should be an external Sony TC generator for video cameras or similar.



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