The main features of the Sony TC-K490 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, electronic tape counter with 4 digits, 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-K490 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-K490 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.
Dolby C-type used in the TC-K490 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-K490 incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the TC-K490 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.
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