Sony TC-K555 3-Head Cassette Deck Tape Recorder Vintage Audio Japan Tested
May 17, 2018 admin 0 Comments
Offered is a vintage Sony TC-K555 dual capstan motor/ 3-head Cassette Tape Deck from the late 1980s with typical wear. This unit currently works well and has had a basic cleaning and service. One of the two fuse lamps i. TAPE was burned out and so it has been replaced. The heads and capstan assembly has been lightly cleaned and demagnetized. The capstan bearings were lubricated (with high grade synthetic bearing oil). The transport (forward, reverse, play/record) was tested; it works nicely. The heads still record/play perfectly at 18kHz (using a function generator with playback output to a digital scope). The belts were still in good shape and, with a frequency calibration tape, the playback was spot on. The azimuth was slightly adjusted. Everything tested appears to behave properly. Issue noted: When recording the source signal output is about twice that of the tape output and so that the observed sound level drops when switching from SOURCE to TAPE (with or without bias adjustments and/or Dolby B/C). Cosmetically the unit is in good but not perfect condition. There are some noticeable scratches on the top cover (hard to see in the photo) and one small scratch on the front face i. Record mute button and on the clear plastic tape transport cover. The felt pads on the feet have worn off (or been removed). 3-head, single compact cassette deck. Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s. Erase, Record, Playback Heads. Record/Playback Type I, FeCr, CrO2, Metal Tape. Dolby B and C. 20Hz to 19kHz Frequency Response (Metal tape). 73dB (dolby C) Signal to Noise Ratio. 0.04% Wow and Flutter. 0.8% Total Harmonic Distortion. Input: 77.5mV (line). Output: 0.435V (line). Dimensions: 17 x 4 x 11 1/4 = 430 x 105 x 285mm. Weight: 6.1kg = 13.5lbs. The item “Sony TC-K555 3-Head Cassette Deck Tape Recorder Vintage Audio Japan Tested” is in sale since Sunday, May 6, 2018. This item is in the category “Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Cassette Decks”. The seller is “mjw314″ and is located in Madison, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Sony
- Model: TC-K555
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan