Sony TC-K7II
Dolby B NR Wired Remote Control Full Logic

This Sony TC-K7II is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Sony in 1977 with a recommended retail price of USD $540 and discontinued 3 years later in 1980.

The main features of the Sony TC-K7II are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and ferro-chrome 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.

Level meters used on the TC-K7II are analog needle VU reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-K7II 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-K7II 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-K7II 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
  • Servo Control
  • Two Motor
  • Peak Level
  • Auto Shut Off
  • Ferrite & Ferrite Head

Historic events

1977 The Commodore PET home computer is released.
1978 Nintendo releases its first video game, Computer Othello.
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.

Features of Sony TC-K7II

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Front Input Connector Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Wood Side Panels Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Peak Level Indicators
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Punch-In Recording Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Memory Play
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Headphone Volume Control
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Voltage Switchable (Rear)
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
Transport
Transport
Servo Controlled Transport Solenoid Control (Mechanism) 2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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