Details about Sony TC-788-4 reel to reel tape deck with metal Sony reels and hubsSee original listing
Jul 04, 2012
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Four channel version of the very successful TC-755 series : for surround thrills, there is nothing like four channels spread over four independent tracks.
Where the TC-788-4 differs from most other 4-channel offerings is in its tape speed (38cm/s, like the pros !), closed-loop dual capstan drive with one AC Servo motor plus two induction for reel spooling, feather-touch transport pads, and all the other reliable features of the TC-75x series - one of the 1970s bestselling series of reel-to-reel recorders worldwide.
Amp-wise, the inputs are FET-charged and recording bias is at a very high 160Khz ; concentric input and output pots can be pulled for -20dB gain for both front and back MIC inputs.
Type :1/4 tape, independent 4-track / 4-channel
Tape speeds :38cm/s and 19cm/s (7 1/2 ips and 15 ips.)
Maximum reel size :26cm
Frequency response at 38cm/s :20Hz...35Khz
(SLH tape, ± 3dB)20Hz...30Khz
(normal tape, NAB)Frequency response at 19cm/s :30Hz...28Khz
(SLH tape, ± 3dB)20Hz...23Khz
(normal tape, NAB)Bias :160KhzS/N ratio :56dB
(normal tape)Wow & flutter :0,04%
(19cm/s, WRMS)THD :1,2%
(SLH tape)Inputs :4x MIC
(0,2mV / -72dB)4x line
(0,06V / -22dB / 100kOhm)Outputs :4x line
(0,43V / -5dB / 10kOhm or higher)
2x headphones (8 Ohm)
Dimensions :44,8 x 55,8 x 22,7cm
List price :248,000¥ (1974...1978)
Deck was recently serviced, all belts replaced all controls and switches cleaned with DieoxIT.
2 metal Sony 10" reels, power cord and 2 Teac hubs are included.
Local pick up is always welcome.
Illinois residence have to pay 9.25% sales tax.