Telefunken TC 450
HighCom

The Telefunken TC 450 is a stereo cassette deck with High-Com noise reduction, it was introduced by Telefunken in 1979 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Telefunken TC 450 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, 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 450 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable TC 450 transport function selection. Cue and review can be used to easily and quickly locate the beginning of a passage.

The High Com system (as used in the TC 450) works as a broadband 2:1:2 compander, achieving almost 15 dB of noise reduction for low and up to 20 dB for higher frequencies, while avoiding most of the acoustic problems observed with other high compression broadband companders.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect a microphone with a DIN connector. For undisturbed listening a DIN 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
  • Full Automatic Stop

Historic events

1979 Nike's Air technology patented by inventor M. Frank Rudy is introduced in the Tailwind running shoe.
1980 Pac-Man arcade game developed by Namco released in Japan.

Features of Telefunken TC 450

Connectors
Connectivity
1 Stereo Microphone Input Headphones RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
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
High-Com Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Mechanical Transport Control Cue / Review
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

Similar to Telefunken TC 450 from the period 1979 - 1980

ebay Telefunken TC 450 related items currently for sale Last update on Aug 15, 2022 7:19:37 PM CEST