Sony TC-186SD
Dolby B NR

This Sony TC-186SD is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Sony in 1976 with a recommended retail price of USD $300 and discontinued 3 years later in 1979.

The main features of the Sony TC-186SD are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and ferro-chrome tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck 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-186SD are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable TC-186SD transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TC-186SD 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
  • Auto Shut Off
  • Ferrite & Ferrite Head

Historic events

1976 B&W first started using Kevlar® as a cone material, with the introduction of the DM6 speaker.
1977 The Commodore PET home computer is released.
1978 Nintendo releases its first video game, Computer Othello.
1979 Philips introduced the Video 2000-system (also known as 'Video Compact Cassette' or VCC)

Features of Sony TC-186SD

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 Wood Side Panels Front Loading
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
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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