Sony TC-K870ES
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Direct Drive Wireless Remote Control Metal Tape 3 Head

This Sony TC-K870ES is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Sony in 1991 with a recommended retail price of USD $600.

The main features of the Sony TC-K870ES are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, dual capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side 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-K870ES are generic digital peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-K870ES 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, equalization and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

Dolby C-type used in the TC-K870ES provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. 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-K870ES 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
  • Laseramorphous Head
  • Cassette Stabilizer
  • Sapphire Main Bearings
  • ES (Elevated Standard)
  • AMS (Automatic Music Sensor)
  • Quartz Locked Direct Drive

Historic events

1991 Invention of the MP3 digital audio format

Features of Sony TC-K870ES

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration Manual EQ Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones CD Direct Input Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter Peak Hold 4-Digıt Digital Counter Display On/Off
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection High Frequency Bias Oscillator
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Wood Side Panels Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter 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
Feet
Shock Absorbtion
Cassette Stabilizer
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 Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Dual-Capstan Transport

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