Sony TC-K815S
Dolby B NR Dolby S Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape 3 Head

This Sony TC-K815S is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C/S and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Sony in 1994 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $560.

The main features of the Sony TC-K815S are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven 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-K815S are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-K815S 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-K815S. 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-K815S 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
  • Sapphire Capstan Base
  • Quartz Lock Servo
  • SD Head
  • Auto Tape Selector
  • Dolby S NR
  • 3 Motor Transport Mechanism
  • Closed Loop Dual Capstan
  • AMS (Automatic Music Sensor)
  • 3 Head

Historic events

1994 CompactFlash (CF) mass storage device format used in portable electronic devices introduced by SanDisk

Features of Sony TC-K815S

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Center Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-S Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control Headphone Volume Control
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
Transport
Transport
Motorized Tape Loading Auto Shutoff Quartz Controlled Transport Dual-Capstan Transport 3x Motor Mechanism Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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