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Older Technology => Older Technology => Topic started by: RobertoLG on January 29, 2016, 09:42:33 PM

Title: Tape deck Sony TC FX 510R
Post by: RobertoLG on January 29, 2016, 09:42:33 PM
another oldie fully working, and the sound quality is really good

Specifications

Type: auto reverse, 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, Cr02, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 18kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 71dB  (dolby C)

Wow and Flutter: 0.045%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.0%

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

Output: 0.44V (line)

Dimensions: 430 x 105 x 275mm

Weight: 4.7kg
Title: Re: Tape deck Sony TC FX 510R
Post by: SeanB on January 29, 2016, 11:56:29 PM
Every single part in that was made in Japan, from the steelwork, using steel made in Japan from imported iron ore, the motors and the components, either made by Sony themselves, or bought in from other Japanese manufacturers like Matsushita and then assembled by hand mostly ( most sub assemblies were supplied by subcontractors who might have used automation in parts) to make this.

A far cry from the present Sony, where most is made in automated factories outside Japan.