Sony TC-161SD
Dolby B NR

This Sony TC-161SD is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Sony in 1972 with a list price of USD $330 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Sony TC-161SD are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, 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-161SD are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable TC-161SD transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TC-161SD 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
  • Closed Loop Dual Capstan

Historic events

1972 Intel releases the 8008 chip. An 8-bit processor that becomes the foundation for future personal computers.
1973 IBM released the 8" floppy drive, and the first permanent storage with its first "Hard Drive"

Features of Sony TC-161SD

Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors 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
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Memory Stop Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
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 Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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