Sony TC-122

This Sony TC-122 is a stereo cassette deck.

The main features of the Sony TC-122 are: 2 heads, tape type selection and capable of handling normal tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout with the cassette compartiment located on the center of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically and the cassette needs to be placed with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the TC-122 is a single analog needle VU reading meter. Mechanical transport controls for reliable TC-122 transport function selection.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect a microphone with a mini-jack connector. For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1970 First commercial flight of the Boeing 747.
1971 IBM achieves the first voice or speech recognition software for computers.
1972 Intel releases the 8008 chip. An 8-bit processor that becomes the foundation for future personal computers.
1973 TDK introduced a replacement for chromium dioxide and named it Avilyn.

Features of Sony TC-122

Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones 2 Mono Microphone Inputs
Display
Display
Analog Needle Meter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Center Top Loading Wood Case Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Tape Run Indicator
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Voltage Switchable (Rear)
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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