Sony TC-D5
Dolby B NR

This Sony TC-D5 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Sony in 1978 with a recommended retail price of USD $650 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Sony TC-D5 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 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-D5 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable TC-D5 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TC-D5 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. 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
  • Capstan Servo Control
  • Ferrite & Ferrite Head

Historic events

1978 Nintendo releases its first video game, Computer Othello.
1979 The first commercial fully automated 1G (First Generation) cellular network was launched in Japan by NTT

Features of Sony TC-D5

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Shoulder Strap Connector Orientation Left Top Loading Black Finish
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo Portable Built-in Monitor Speaker
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Battery Check Mechanical Transport Control
Power
Power Requirements
Battery Powered External DC Power Supply
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Headphone Volume Control
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
Servo Controlled Transport Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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