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Sony TC-252D

Stereo Tape Recorder (1971)

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Sony TC-252D


The Sony Model 252D Tape Deck Recorder is a four-track stereophonic/monophonic tape transport for the accurate recording and playback of recorded or pre-recorded tapes in conjunction with high fidelity components and speakers.

The 252D will fill all of the needs of the Hi-Fi enthusiast for the accurate recording and playback of tape.

Special features include a vibration-free motor, all-silicon transistors for exceptional low noise and distortion, professional high frequency low noise and distortion, professional high frequency bias, scrape flutter filter which eliminates tape modulation distortion and automatic sentinel shut-off.

The 252D comes mounted in an attractive walnut-finish base and can be operated in either a vertical or horizontal position or custom mounted in any sound system.


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

Reel size: up to 7 inch reel

Tape speeds: 3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.12% (7 12 ips)

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

Signal to Noise Ratio: 52dB

Input: 60mV (line), 0.19mV (mic)

Output: 0.775V (line)

Semiconductors: 13 x transistors, 8 x diodes

Dimensions: 15-1/4 x 7-1/2 x 13-7/16 inches

Weight: 17.75lbs

Year: 1971


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re: TC-252D

Does anyone have the TC-252D Service Manual? The TC-252 is close but not exact.


re: TC-252D

I need to know for what type of tape is the 252 bias set for?.....can an easy 'potentiometer/bias adjust' be made to the existing circuit?...thanks for any help..

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