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Sony TC-KE500S

3-Head 3 Motor Stereo Cassette Deck (1996)

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Sony TC-KE500S


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: 20Hz 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 120 x 310mm

Weight: 4.2kg

Accessories: optional remote control

Year: 1996



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Reviewed Feb 22nd, 2015 by TC2000

Never cared for Sony cassette decks in the 70's-80's but they got them right in the end. This was the last Cassette deck I bought new, around 96' or so? Best cassette deck I bought. Still running like new in 2015. No service either in 19 years. Better than my Pioneer and Technics by a long shot. (Both required 2-3 service episodes in the 3-5 years they were used).Tunable bias for each tape, 3 heads, rec monitor, infrared remote, headphone section is great.
Dolby S and MPX filter for FM. Auto music search that actually works!. Tapes indistinguishable from CD IMHO. Radio on standard tape sounds amazing. Can't go wrong if you see one of these working and for sale.



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