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Sony Reel to Reel Tape Player/Recorder retro vintage mechanically restored TC-252


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Sony Reel to Reel Tape Player/Recorder retro vintage mechanically restored TC-252

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A beautiful vintage retro very well kept reel to reel Sony player. All features and functions are working as expected (recording feature not tested but should be working). Has been mechanically restored and serviced by our audio specialist so rest assured all functions of playback, speeds, volume control etc all have been tested and work exceptionally well.

The Sony Model TC-252 is a four-track stereophonic/monophonic tape recorder for accurate recording and playback, featuring built-in amplifiers and lid-integrated stereo speakers. Special features include a vibration-free motor, all-silicon transistor for exceptional low noise and distortion, scrape flutter filter which eliminates undesirable tape modulation distortion, automatic sentinel shut-off and retractable pinch roller. The sound-on-sound facility of the TC-252 permits composite recording from left channel to right channel and vice versa with its selector switch. Sound-with-sound and public address are also featured.

Track system: 4-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system
Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase
Reel size: up to 7 inch reel
Tape speeds: 1 7⁄8 3 3⁄4 7 1⁄2 ips
Wow and flutter: 0.12% (7 1⁄2 ips)
Frequency response: 30Hz to 18kHz (7 1⁄2 ips)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 50dB
Input: 60mV (line), 0.19mV (mic)
Output: 0.39V (line)
Output power: 4 watts
Speakers: 2 x 130mm dynamic speakers
Semiconductors: 20 x transistors, 3 x diodes

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Cosmetic Condition:
Very good to excellent condition -> There are few minor scratches here and there, but the previous owner used it and had the cover case. There is a vertical missing (small) plastic strip missing on the front of the RHS refer to pics

Functional Condition:
Excellent function working -> All features and functions are working as expected, the recoding feature has not been tested however our technician believes it records with no issues.

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Audio & Visual 

Product Category:

Reel to reel 

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2/5 Very Common

Scale from 1 to 5 (numbers can occur in between)
1 = MANY available on the market very common, many listings and competition
3 = COMMON in between Many and Gems, there common in the market
5 = GEMS we see these maybe once every couple of years these are almost not available

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408 x 256 x 380mm


approx 20kg

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