Sony TC-K61
Dolby B NR Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

This Sony TC-K61 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Sony in 1979 with a recommended retail price of USD $320 and discontinued 2 years later in 1981.

The main features of the Sony TC-K61 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes with additional manual equalization selection, 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 which is opened by a damped mechanism. Additionally the compartement can be accessed easly for head cleaning by removing the well-cover.

Level meters used on the TC-K61 are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape and peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-K61 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TC-K61 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. 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-K61 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Sendust & Ferrite Head
  • BSL Motor
  • Logic Control

Historic events

1979 Philips introduced the Video 2000-system (also known as 'Video Compact Cassette' or VCC)
1980 3M, Mitsubishi, Sony and Studer each introduce a multitrack digital recorder.
1981 NASA launches first Space Shuttle.

Features of Sony TC-K61

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Peak Hold Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection Normal Frequency Bias Oscillator
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Punch-In Recording Full Logic Transport Control Auto-Play Timer Recording/Playback Line / Mic Input Select Record Mute Memory Stop Auto-Space Removable Well Cover Damped Eject
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Headphone Volume Control
Limited Finish
Special Finish
Limited Edition
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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