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The Sony TC-K222ESL is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was introduced by Sony in 1990.

The main features of the Sony TC-K222ESL are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, electronic linear tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes, dual capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck. Tape loading/unloading is operated motorized 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-K222ESL are generic digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-K222ESL let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, bias and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

Dolby C-type used in the TC-K222ESL provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original. To further maintain recording accuracy, the TC-K222ESL incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the TC-K222ESL can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

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 wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Japanese Market
  • AMS (Automatic Music Sensor)
  • Closed Loop Dual Capstan
  • ES (Elevated Standard)
  • 3 Head
  • Quartz Locked Direct Drive

Historic events

1990 Release of Photoshop 1.0 for Macintosh computers by Adobe.

Features of Sony TC-K222ESL

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug CD Direct Input RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Display
Display
Linear Tape Counter Peak Hold Display On/Off Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection High Frequency Bias Oscillator
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Play Pause Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro® MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring Music Scan Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Master Record Level Control Record Level Balance Control Headphone Volume Control
Limited Finish
Special Finish
Gold Plated Input/Output Jacks Gold-Plated Headphone Jack
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity 3-Position Equalization Selector
Transport
Transport
Motorized Tape Loading 3x Motor Mechanism Quartz Controlled Transport Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Dual-Capstan Transport

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