Sony TC-177SD
Dolby B NR 3 Head

This Sony TC-177SD is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Sony in 1973 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $700 and discontinued 4 years later in 1977.

The main features of the Sony TC-177SD are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and ferro-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-177SD are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Mechanical transport controls for reliable TC-177SD transport function selection.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TC-177SD by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect microphones with a 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
  • Ferrite & Ferrite Heads

Historic events

1973 Computer graphics are used for the first time in the Motion Picture Industry when the movie "Westworld" is produced.
1974 The Waffle Trainer is introduced, quickly becoming the best-selling training shoe in the U.S.
1975 TDK unveiled its SA (Super Avilyn) line of tapes, the first nonchrome high-bias tape.
1976 Texas Instruments introduces "Little Professor" the first electronic educational toy
1977 AT&T completes it prototype of cell phone technology.

Features of Sony TC-177SD

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Top Loading Wood Case
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Peak Indicator
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Memory Stop Mechanical Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity 3-Position Equalization Selector Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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