Sony TC-K555ESJ
Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Dolby S Dolby B NR Metal Tape Direct Drive Wireless Remote Control Full Logic 3 Head

This Sony TC-K555ESJ is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C/S and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Sony in 1992 with a list price of USD $1,300 and discontinued 2 years later in 1994.

The main features of the Sony TC-K555ESJ are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, dual capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the center 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-K555ESJ are generic digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-K555ESJ 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 S-type noise reduction gives cleaner transient response, provides lower noise levels, both at low and high frequencies, and allows higher signal levels to be recorded safely on the TC-K555ESJ. Dolby S-type noise reduction provides 24 dB of high frequency noise reduction plus an additional 10 dB of low frequency noise reduction. 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. The 19kHz multiplex pilot slgnal present in FM stereo broadcasts can cause false triggering of the noise reduction system. The switchable MPX filter of the TC-K555ESJ filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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
  • Dolby S NR
  • ES (Elevated Standard)
  • Closed Loop Dual Capstan
  • 3 Head
  • Quartz Locked Direct Drive

Historic events

1992 The Atari 2600 is finally discontinued 15 years after its introduction in September 1977
1993 The first graphical program able to view data on the "web" is released through a program called Mosaic
1994 CompactFlash (CF) mass storage device format used in portable electronic devices introduced by SanDisk

Features of Sony TC-K555ESJ

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
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 Center Black Finish Wood Side Panels 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 Dolby-S Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring Music Scan Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Auto-Space
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Headphone Volume Control
Feet
Shock Absorbtion
Cassette Stabilizer
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 Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Dual-Capstan Transport

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