Sony TC-K88b
Dolby B NR Wired Remote Control Full Logic Direct Drive Metal Tape

This Sony TC-K88b is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Sony in 1979 and discontinued 5 years later in 1984.

The main features of the Sony TC-K88b are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes, single 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 horizontally in the drawer.

Level meters used on the TC-K88b are LCD (Liquid Crystal) peak reading meters with peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-K88b 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-K88b 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
  • 3 Motor
  • Direct Drive
  • Xtal-Lock

Historic events

1979 Introduction of Metal audio cassettes by 3M under the trade name Metafine.
1980 Dolby C Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1981 Dave Smith proposes the Universal Synthesizer Interface that would become the MIDI standard in 1983.
1982 Seiko introduced the world’s first TV watch.
1983 Apple introduces the Lisa computer, the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI).
1984 The first episode of the Miami Vice television crime drama series, premiered on NBC.

Features of Sony TC-K88b

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
Liquid Crystal Meters Digital Peak-Reading Meters Peak Hold 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Titanium Finish 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
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat Record Mute Memory Stop
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Motorized Tape Loading Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Horizontal Tape Transport Sìngle Capsŧan Transport 3x Motor Mechanism

Similar to Sony TC-K88b from the period 1979 - 1984