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Sony TC-355

Stereo Tapecorder

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Sony TC-355


The Sony model TC-355 is a 3-head, solid-state, 4-track stereophonic and monophonic record and playback tape recorder.

Neatly mounted in walnut finish base, the model TC-355 offers the most in sound quality with your high fidelity sound system.


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

Equalization: NAB

Tape speeds: 1 78  3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.15% (7 12 ips)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 25kHz (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 52dB

Total harmonic distortion: 1.6%

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

Output: 0.775V (line)

Dimensions: 15-3/16 x 7-1/16 x 14 inches

Weight: 22lbs

Finish: walnut

Accessories: R-7A reel, RK-56 connecting cord, reel cap, motor pulley



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Reviewed Mar 14th, 2015 by T.P0075

My first 7 inch reel to reel recorder.
Does it's job and I'M happy with it.
A true 70s unit good for all times.




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re: TC-355

Adquirí por casualidad este deck a un costo muy bajo, parecía medio muerto volviendo de una larga y difícil guerra, después de recuperarlo me sorprendí con la calidad de su reproducción, Oh! gran sonido, uno más fue salved, mi collección agradece... Hugs, Rollito.

re: TC-355

Plays well in horizontal position, but fast in vertical. Anyone else come across this speed issue?


re: TC-355

Probably the pinch roller not engaging fully. I'm working on one right now with the same issue.
More likely than not it's gummy lubricant. Need to clean the mechanical linkage.

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