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Sony TC-K61

Stereo Cassette Tape Deck (1980-81)

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Sony TC-K61


The Sony TC-K61 is an outstanding expression of Sony's ability to deliver the latest and best in tape technology.

The K61 provides the superlative speed constancy of Sony's two-motor drive system, controlled by a logic microprocessor IC. The microprocessor, which receives commands via feather-touch push buttons, executes them via transport solenoids.

The result is smoother operation, greater flexibility, and the capabilities for timer operation and remote control.

Moreover, the K61 incorporates Sony's exceptional Sendust and Ferrite record/play head, four gap erase head, LED Peak Program Meters, and a host of electronic refinements.

Yet for all its sophistication. the TC-K61 remains easy to operate and reasonable in price.


Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Tape Type: type I, FeCr, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 19kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 64dB  (dolby B)

Wow and Flutter: 0.04%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.0%

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

Dimensions: 430 x 130 x 295mm

Weight: 5.6kg


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Reviewed May 19th, 2019 by vglory88

Awesome deck, the best for the price. The speed is spot on, the sound is warm and clear.

Reviewed Jun 02nd, 2016 by guest

DiseƱo austero, elegante, impecable acabado, todas las funciones disponibles para un deck de dos cabezales bien construido, tiene todas las sofisticaciones de SONY, incluyendo su motor BSL sin escobillas, muy bueno grabando, gran sonido.

Reviewed Jul 11th, 2015 by shopman501

I've owned this little monster for about thirty years. It is a recording genius with a tuned ear. Playing tonight with recordings I made 20 yrs ago, on TDK MDA metal, some Sony FCr. Lost manual in Hurricane Isaac. They don't make em' like this anymore.



re: TC-K61

Then why 'only' 2.5 stars, shopman...?

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