hifi engine

Manual Library / Sony

Sony TC-580

Bi-Lateral Six Head Stereo Tapecorder (1971-74)

add a review (1 review)

Sony TC-580


The highly sophisticated Sony TC-580 is designed for the serious music enthusiast.

Numerous design refinements make the 580 one of the most professional tape recorders available.

Special features of the model include a three-motor, six-head function, AC Servo controlled capstan drive motor prevents speed variation regardless of voltage or load changes, Symmetrical transport mechanism assures optimum performance in forward and reverse modes. Advanced ESP automatic reversing system. Microphone and line mixing. Sound-on-sound recording with the use of a connecting cord. Built-in reel locks. Record equalization selector switch for standard or Sony Low-noise High-output tape. Vertical or horizontal operation.


Track system: 4-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system

Heads: 1 x playback, 1 x record, 1 x erase

Reel size: up to 7 inch reel

Tape speeds: 1 78  3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.06% (7 12 ips)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 30kHz (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 56dB

Total harmonic distortion: 1.2%

Input: 60mV (line), 0.2mV (mic)

Output: 0.775V (line)

Semiconductors: 45 x transistors, 1 x IC, 27 x diodes

Dimensions: 446 x 225 x 460mm

Weight: 19.5kg

Accessories: empty reel, RK-74 connecting cord


instruction/owners manual   English - Frank5546

service manual   English - Frank5546

service supplement 1   English - garywaynecook

service supplement 2   English - garywaynecook

Related Catalogues

Complete Range


If you have any problems opening files please read the download FAQ. All files are provided under strict licence and reproduction without prior permission or for financial gain is strictly prohibited.

If you have additional documentation please consider donating a copy to our free archive.


 Login or register to post reviews

Reviewed Apr 09th, 2015 by RANBO




This website is not affiliated with or sponsored by Sony. To purchase TC-580 spares or accessories, please contact the company via their website or visit an authorised retailer.