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Sony TC-177SD

Stereo Cassette Deck (1974-76)

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Sony TC-177SD


The Sony TC-177SD is one of the most sophisticated cassette decks ever developed.

Dolby noise reduction, solenoid-assisted controls and three separate Ferrite heads have all been incorporated into one superb recorder, resulting in performance that will truly astound you.


Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

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

Motor: 6-pole hysteresis synchronous

Tape Type: type I, FeCr, CrO2

Noise Reduction: B

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz  (FeCr tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 60dB  (dolby B)

Wow and Flutter: 0.07%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.3%

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

Output: 0.775V (line)

Semiconductors: 55 x transistors, 46 x diodes, 11 x IC, 1 x Hall IC, 2 x FET

Dimensions: 435 x 155 x 325mm

Weight: 10kg

Year: 1974


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