Sony TC-FX311
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape

The Sony TC-FX311 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was introduced by Sony in 1984 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Sony TC-FX311 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal 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-FX311 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-FX311 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.

Dolby C-type used in the TC-FX311 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type.

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
  • Dolby B-C Type Noise Reduction System
  • SD Head
  • Peak Level Meter

Historic events

1984 The Ferrari Testarossa, a two-door coupé, premiered at the Paris Auto Show.
1985 Commodore introduced the Amiga 1000 computer.

Features of Sony TC-FX311

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Direct-coupled Playback Head Amplifier DC-Coupled Amplifier Record Protection Four-Gap Erase Head
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Dolby C Play Dolby B
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Cue / Review Record Mute Auto-Space
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 IEC2 Compliant Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

Similar to Sony TC-FX311 from the period 1984 - 1985