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Sony TC-230

Stereo Tapecorder (1971)

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Sony TC-230


The Sony Model 230/230 W features a complete stereo music control center with integrated lid speakers as the TC-230, or with the Sony accessory Speaker System SS-23 as the TC-230W.

This compact, but incredibly powerful stereo music control center consists of an amplifier utilizing quality Sony silicon transistors, a precision 4-track stereo tape deck and high performance speaker systems.

Features include three pairs of stereo inputs; tuner, phonograph and microphone that correspond to the settings of the source selector on the front panel, a noise suppressor which removes undesired high-frequency noise, and line outputs and stereo headphone jack are provided for flexibility.

The horizontal styled 4-track stereo tape deck has three speeds, automatic sentinel shut-off switch and retractable pinch roller for easy tape threading.

Model 230 is mounted in handsome carrying case for portability and equipped with lid speakers.

Model 230W is mounted in walnut finish base.


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

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Reel size: up to 7 inch reel

Tape speeds: 1 78  3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.1% (7 12 ips)

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

Total harmonic distortion: 3%

Input: 44mV (line), 0.14mV (mic)

Output: 1.1V (line)

Output power: 20 watts

Semiconductors: 24 x transistors, 4 x diodes

Dimensions: 17 x 9-5/8 x 14 inches

Weight: 39lbs


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