Sony TC-K444
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

The Sony TC-K444 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was introduced by Sony in 1984.

The main features of the Sony TC-K444 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes, belt driven dual-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-K444 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-K444 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the TC-K444 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. To further maintain recording accuracy, the TC-K444 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the TC-K444 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.

Compact Cassette
  • Laseramorphous Head
  • Peak Program Meter
  • Closed Loop Dual Capstan

Historic events

1984 Apple Computer introduces the Macintosh.

Features of Sony TC-K444

Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
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
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Real-Time Tape Monitoring Memory Play
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
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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