Sony TC-160

This Sony TC-160 is a stereo cassette deck, it was first sold by Sony in 1971 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $200 and discontinued 2 years later in 1973.

The main features of the Sony TC-160 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes, belt driven dual-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-160 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable TC-160 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
  • Closed Loop Dual Capstan

Historic events

1971 Moog Music began production of the Minimoog Model D
1972 Intel releases the 8008 chip. An 8-bit processor that becomes the foundation for future personal computers.
1973 Computer graphics are used for the first time in the Motion Picture Industry when the movie "Westworld" is produced.

Features of Sony TC-160

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
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Top Loading Wood Case Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Tape Run Indicator
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Type Selection Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Dual-Capstan Transport

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