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Sony TC-8

Solid State 8-Track Cartridge Recorder (1969-71)

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Sony TC-8


Use any source, home tape recorder, phono or FM Multiplex to tape your personal selection of music for playback at home or on your automobile stereo set up.

The Sony TC-8 is the first tape deck of its kind to both record and play!

The fully automatic Sony TC-8 Sonymatic Recording Control has automatic shut off and many other extras including Stereo Headphone Jack and Cartridge Alignment Indicator.


Type: 2-head, single deck

Track System: 8-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 9.5 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Frequency Response: 45Hz to 13kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio: 52dB

Wow and Flutter: 0.17%

Input: 43.5mV (line), 0.14mV (mic)

Output: 0.775V (line)

Semiconductors: 20 x transistors, 9 x diodes

Dimensions: 329 x 263 x 172mm

Weight: 6.7kg

Year: 1969


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