Sony TC-R302
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape

This Sony TC-R302 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Sony in 1986 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Sony TC-R302 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven auto reverse 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-R302 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-R302 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.

Dolby C-type used in the TC-R302 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type.

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.

Compact Cassette
  • Full Logic Feather Touch Mechanism
  • Auto Reverse
  • Liquid Crystal Peak Level Meter
  • DC Servo Controlled Motor

Historic events

1986 IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer.
1987 Commodore announces the Amiga 2000 and 500 computers.

Features of Sony TC-R302

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug Headphones
Controls
Controls
2-Position Direction Selector
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black 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 Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Cue / Review Auto-Play Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection IEC2 Compliant Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Reverse Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

Similar to Sony TC-R302 from the period 1986 - 1987