Sony TC-FX33
Dolby B NR Full Logic Metal Tape

The Sony TC-FX33 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Sony in 1982 with a list price of USD $180 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Sony TC-FX33 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, automatic 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-FX33 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-FX33 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TC-FX33 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
  • Full Logic Feather Touch Mechanism
  • Peak Level Meter
  • AMS (Automatic Music Sensor)
  • Automatic Tape Selector

Historic events

1982 Seiko introduced the world’s first TV watch.
1983 Apple introduces the Lisa computer, the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI).

Features of Sony TC-FX33

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Auto-Space
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection 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-FX33 from the period 1982 - 1983