Sony TC-K80
Dolby B NR Wired Remote Control Full Logic Direct Drive Metal Tape

The Sony TC-K80 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-K80 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes with additional manual equalization selection, 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-K80 are LCD (Liquid Crystal) peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-K80 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-K80 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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • AMS (Automatic Music Sensor)

Historic events

1978 Introduction of the laserdisc player, using technology invented already in the 1960s
1979 Nike's Air technology patented by inventor M. Frank Rudy is introduced in the Tailwind running shoe.

Features of Sony TC-K80

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
Track Indicator Liquid Crystal Meters 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
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Auto-Play Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Master Record Level Control
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
Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

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