Sony TC-FX77
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

This Sony TC-FX77 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Sony in 1982 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $450 and discontinued 3 years later in 1985.

The main features of the Sony TC-FX77 are: 2 heads, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome, ferro-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-FX77 are generic digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-FX77 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the TC-FX77 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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Laseramorphous Head
  • AMS (Automatic Music Sensor)
  • Linear Counter

Historic events

1982 Sony launched the CDP-101 in Japan
1983 The Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is introduced at the first North American Music Manufacturers (NAMM) show in Los Angeles.
1984 Seiko Instruments U.S.A. Inc. displays the first wristwatch computer, with a 10-character, 4-line LCD.
1985 Philips ends production of Video 2000

Features of Sony TC-FX77

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Peak Hold Linear Tape Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection Normal Frequency Bias Oscillator
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
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Auto-Play Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
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 Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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