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Sony TC-510-2

Portable Stereo Tape Deck (1975-80)

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Sony TC-510-2


A new Sony for quality outdoor recording that's almost like having a portable professional studio. The compact TC-510-2 is especially designed for on-the-go recording, interviews and natural stereo recording.

With DC operation, it works like a professional open-reel stereo tape deck featuring half-track 2-channel record / playback, 3-head tape / source monitoring and other attractive features.

Functionally designed to be controlled easily, quickly and accurately, the TC-510-2 is ideal for all outdoor audio applications.


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

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

Motor: 1 x dc servo controlled

Reel size: 5 inch reel

Equalization: NAB

Tape speeds: 3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.05% (7 12 ips)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 27kHz (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 64dB

Total harmonic distortion: 0.8%

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

Output: 0.435V (line)

Output power: 0.5 watts

Speakers: 44 x 94mm

Semiconductors: 4 x IC, 4 x FET, 56 x transistors, 19 x diodes

Dimensions: 333 x 136 x 296mm

Weight: 6.8kg

Accessories: battery case, 5" reel, shoulder strap, RK-74 connecting cord, head cleaning tips


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