Sony TC-W550
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

The Sony TC-W550 is a auto-reverse stereo double cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was introduced by Sony in 1987 with a list price of USD $300.

The main features of the Sony TC-W550 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven auto reverse transport.

Typical front loading double cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on both sides 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-W550 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-W550 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the TC-W550 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type.

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
  • Relay Play
  • Full Logic Feather Touch Mechanism
  • Peak Level Meter
  • DC Servo Controlled Motor
  • Automatic Tape Selector
  • AMS (Automatic Music Sensor)

Historic events

1987 Commodore announces the Amiga 2000 and 500 computers.

Features of Sony TC-W550

Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Double Deck
Double Deck
Dual Deck Playback / Single Deck Record High Speed Dubbing Synchro Copy Relay Playback
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left / Right Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Play
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Blank Skip Record Mute
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Reverse Servo Controlled Transport Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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