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Sony TC-880

Stereo Reel to Reel Tape Recorder (1975-80)

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Sony TC-880


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

Heads: 1 x 2T record, 1 x 2T playback, 1 x 4T playback, 1 x erase

Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan

Reel size: up to 10.5 inch reel

Equalization: NAB

Tape speeds: 7 12  15 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.02% (15 ips)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 40kHz (15 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 65dB

Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%

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

Output: 0.43V (line)

Semiconductors: 5 x IC, 17 x FET, 149 x transistors, 120 diodes

Dimensions: 465 x 515 x 265mm

Weight: 36.5kg

Accessories: empty reel, RAD-10 reel adaptor, RK-74H connecting cord


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Reviewed Sep 20th, 2017 by johns82

I have been rebuilding this deck for a customer, I say don't pay the price! This is not as good as it's fabled to be.

Myth is to thick on this products ability. Get a Studer A810!

The 40 kHz response is only with the FeCr tape. This is also another way of cheating. This tape usses the low bias setting, allowing for less high erasing from the bias.

Another strange thing is the EQ for record actually affects the play back response! Yet another way to cheat! Tapes recorded on this deck are only for this deck!




Many thanks

re: TC-880-2

THANK YOU for the TC-880-2 manual!

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owner manual tc-880-2

I'm looking for an owner's manual on reel to reel sony tc-880-2

...THANKS !!!

Just got this machine.

I just got a SONY TC-880-2 RR for free, the manual is a great PLUS!

Thanks, Mark.

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