Sony TC-U30
Dolby B NR

The Sony TC-U30 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Sony in 1978 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $250 and discontinued 6 years later in 1984.

The main features of the Sony TC-U30 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and ferro-chrome tapes, belt driven single-capstan 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-U30 are generic digital peak reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable TC-U30 transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TC-U30 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.

Compact Cassette
  • Frequency Servo Motor
  • Peak Program Meter
  • Auto Shut Off

Historic events

1978 Introduction of the laserdisc player, using technology invented already in the 1960s
1979 Nike's Air technology patented by inventor M. Frank Rudy is introduced in the Tailwind running shoe.
1980 3M, Mitsubishi, Sony and Studer each introduce a multitrack digital recorder.
1981 IBM introduces the IBM PC.
1982 Commodore announces the Commodore 64 computer.
1983 TV Series The "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC.
1984 Apple Computer introduces the Macintosh.

Features of Sony TC-U30

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Timer Recording/Playback Line / Mic Input Select Mechanical Transport Control
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 Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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