Sony TC-134SD
Dolby B NR

This Sony TC-134SD is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Sony in 1972 with a recommended retail price of USD $240 and discontinued 2 years later in 1974.

The main features of the Sony TC-134SD are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout with the cassette compartiment located on the left side 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-134SD are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable TC-134SD transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TC-134SD by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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
  • Auto Shut Off
  • Ferrite & Ferrite Head

Historic events

1972 Philips introduced the VCR ('Video Cassette Recording') videocassette format.
1973 IBM released the 8" floppy drive, and the first permanent storage with its first "Hard Drive"
1974 Intel releases the 8080 processor, the 8-bit successor to the original 8008.

Features of Sony TC-134SD

Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones 2 Mono Microphone Inputs
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter Normal Frequency Bias Oscillator
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Top Loading Wood Case
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Voltage Switchable (Rear)
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff 1x Motor Mechanism Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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