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Sony TC-K561S

Stereo Cassette Deck (1995)

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Sony TC-K561S


Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

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

Motor: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C, S, HX Pro

Frequency Response: 30Hz to 19kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 85dB  (dolby S)

Wow and Flutter: 0.055%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.5%

Input: 160mV (line)

Output: 0.5V (line)

Dimensions: 430 x 123 x 310mm

Weight: 4.2kg

Accessories: optional remote control

Year: 1995



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re: TC-K561S

Hello Folks,
I have the ES version (TC-KA!S) of the deck and I have a weird problem. (at least to me). The deck when it goes into play or record, sounds like tape is crunching and then like it wants to eat the tape. However, I pull out the tape and it hasn't jammed, but it looks like the tape somehow got cupped as there is a distinct line along the section where the tape has been played. What is happening and more important. what will it entail to have the deck repaired so it functions normally again? I bought this one as to have Dolby S NR and up until a few years ago when I was using it almost daily, I never had any problems with it. I also bought it as I figured 'high end' Sony was so much better. Any help from folks who own either deck version would be most helpful as well as appreciated.


Bill Wright

(Yes, I'm the same one who also has comments out on the dual well Sony TC-WA7 ESA)

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