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Sony TC-K65

Stereo Cassette Deck (1979-81)

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Sony TC-K65


The Sony TC-K65 shares much in common with the TC-K61. Both decks incorporate Sony's smooth, two motor tape transport, with BSL capstan motor and high torque spooling motor.

Both machines have the Sendust and Ferrite record/playback head for superior dynamic range and low distortion. And the K65 has the same microprocessor logic function sequencing and the same LED Peak Program Meters as the K61.

What distinguishes the K65 are two important operating modes: mici line mixing in record, and Random Music Sensor (RMS) in playback.

The responsive functions of the RMS, along with Auto Play, Memory Stop and Memory Play, timer operation, and remote control capability, make the Sony TC-K65 exceptionally convenient and effortless to use.

With the K65, it is easier than ever before to hear exactly the music you want to year, exactly when you want to hear it.


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

Noise Reduction: B

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 19kHz  (FeCr 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)

Output: 0.44V (line)

Dimensions: 430 x 130 x 290mm

Weight: 5.7kg

Year: 1979


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Reviewed Jan 06th, 2019 by

amazing build quality. Simple and robust. Exellent sonics and tape compatibility.



Kiril Vasilev's picture

re: TC-K65

Very good cassette player, has a very beautiful design and good functionality! Wonderful!

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