Sony TC-K50
Dolby B NR

The Sony TC-K50 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Sony in 1978 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Sony TC-K50 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, tape type selection with support for normal and chrome 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-K50 are generic digital peak reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable TC-K50 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TC-K50 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1978 Nintendo releases its first video game, Computer Othello.
1979 Introduction of Metal audio cassettes by 3M under the trade name Metafine.

Features of Sony TC-K50

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Track Indicator 3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

Similar to Sony TC-K50 from the period 1978 - 1979