Sony TC-FX500R
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

This Sony TC-FX500R is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Sony in 1982 with a list price of USD $280 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Sony TC-FX500R are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes, belt driven auto reverse 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-FX500R are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-FX500R let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the TC-FX500R provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The 19kHz multiplex pilot slgnal present in FM stereo broadcasts can cause false triggering of the noise reduction system. The switchable MPX filter of the TC-FX500R filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Laseramorphous Head
  • AMS (Automatic Music Sensor)
  • Automatic Tape Selector

Historic events

1982 The Microfloppy Industry Committee agreed upon a 3½-inch floppy specification.
1983 Publication of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) standard, a protocol which allows electronic instruments and other digital musical tools to communicate with each other.

Features of Sony TC-FX500R

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
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 Record Play Pause Metal Tape Chrome Tape Ferro-Chrome Tape Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Auto-Play Timer Recording/Playback Blank Skip Record Mute
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Reverse Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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