Sony TC-377 Stereo Open Reel Tape Recorder (1972)
Optisch en technisch z.g.a.n
The Sony model TC-377 is a three-head, four-track stereo tape deck designed for serious home recordists.
The highly developed facilities of the TC-377 will offer a new world of sound when used in conjunction with quality high fidelity components.
Special features include high performance Ferrite and Ferrite heads, microphone level attenuation switch, scrape filter which eliminates tape modulation distortion, tape tension regulator to reduce wow and flutter, automatic shut-off mechanism, tape select switch for low-noise high-output tapes, microphone and line mixing, sound on sound recording, echo recording, slant cabinet designed for convenience of operation in either horizontal or vertical position, etc.
In addition to these professional features, the model TC-377 is also designed to record and play back encoded SQ (Stereo Quadraphonic) signals with true fidelity.
Track system: 4-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system
Heads: 1 x record, 1 x playback, 1 x erase
Motor: 1 x induction motor
Reel size: up to 7 inch reel
Tape speeds: 1 7⁄8 3 3⁄4 7 1⁄2 ips
Wow and flutter: 0.09% (7 1⁄2 ips)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 30kHz (7 1⁄2 ips)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 55dB
Total harmonic distortion: 1.2%
Input: 60mV (line), 0.2mV (mic)
Output: 0.775V (line)
Semiconductors: 23 x transistors, 5 x diodes
Dimensions: 418 x 210 x 392mm
Accessories: empty reel, RK-74 connecting cord, motor pulley, head cleaning tips