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Sony TC-K22

Stereo Cassette Deck (1980-81)

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Sony TC-K22


The Sony TC-K22 provides the essentials of high fidelity performance at a surprisingly attractive price.

Incorporating Sony's advanced magnetic, mechanical, and electronic technology, the K22 achieves accurate reproduction of musical sound.

Because constant tape speed is vital to sonic clarity, the TC-K22 incorporates Sony's Tri-Duty DC Servo Motor. As the motor turns, a voltage generator reports any speed variations to servo control electronics, which provides instantaneous correction.

For smooth transition to fast forward and rewind modes, the Tri-Duty motor works in conjunction with a magnetic clutch assembly. Using the K22, you may go from play or fast forward directly into rewind, and from rewind directly to fast forward, without damage to the deck or the tape.

The layout and design of the TC-K22 permit simple, direct control of recording and playback. A four position tape selector switch gives you the proper bias, record and playback equalization for each type of cassette, including the new metal particle tapes.

At the end of tape, a motion sensor triggers the All-Mode Auto-Stop system, which disengages the heads, pinch roller. and drive capstan to protect the tape and mechanism.


Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.75 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Tape Type: type I, FeCr, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B

Frequency Response: 30Hz to 15kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 68dB  (dolby B)

Wow and Flutter: 0.07%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1%

Input: 77.5mV (line), 0.25mV (mic)

Output: 0.435V (line)

Dimensions: 430 x 105 x 290mm

Weight: 4.5kg

Finish: silver

Year: 1980


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