Sony TC-K8B
Dolby B NR Wired Remote Control Full Logic

This Sony TC-K8 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Sony in 1976 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $520 and discontinued 2 years later in 1978.

The main features of the Sony TC-K8 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 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-K8 are optical digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-K8 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-K8 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-K8 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
  • Two Motor
  • Frequency Servo Control
  • Auto Shut Off
  • Ferrite & Ferrite Head

Historic events

1976 Introduction of Teletext, a European television information that can be seen as a predecessor of the World Wide Web.
1977 The movie "Star Wars" is released, revealing special effects, and film technology never before seen by the general public.
1978 Technics introduced the famous SL-1200MK2 turntable

Features of Sony TC-K8

2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug Wired Remote Control RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Front Input Connector
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Peak Hold Digital Peak-Reading Meters Optical Peak-Reading Meters
Normal Frequency Bias Oscillator Peak Limiter Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Orientation Left Titanium Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
4 Track / 2 Channel 2 Head Desiǥn
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Punch-In Recording Full Logic Transport Control Memory Play Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Removable Well Cover Damped Eject
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Headphone Volume Control
Rear Controls
Rear Controls
Voltage Switchable (Rear)
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity
Solenoid Control (Mechanism) 2x Motor Mechanism Mechanical Tape Loading Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Servo Controlled Transport Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

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