Sony TC-K970ES
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Direct Drive Wireless Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This Sony TC-K970ES is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Sony in 1991 with a list price of USD $850.

The main features of the Sony TC-K970ES 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 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-K970ES are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape and peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-K970ES 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-K970ES 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-K970ES 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
  • ES (Elevated Standard)
  • AMS (Automatic Music Sensor)
  • Closed Loop Dual Capstan
  • 3 Head
  • Quartz Locked Direct Drive

Historic events

1991 Introduction of MiniDisc by Sony

Features of Sony TC-K970ES

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Bias Calibration Manual EQ Calibration Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug CD Direct Input RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Display
Display
Linear Tape Counter Peak Hold Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters Display On/Off Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection High Frequency Bias Oscillator
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Center Champagne Finish Wood Side Panels Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Play Pause Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro® MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring Music Scan Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls 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 Quartz Controlled Transport Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Dual-Capstan Transport

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