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Purveyors of Electronic, Musical and Vintage goods from then, now and in between. 
Since 1982.

PHOTO GALLERY OF
VINTAGE / USED SONY STEREO TAPE DECKS

- SOLD UNITS -
 

 

 
 

This page is for photo / text archiving only of our RESTORED / REFURBISHED used SONY stereo tape decks that have already been SOLD. Click the link below for current inventory.

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR TAPE DECKS CURRENTLY FOR SALE!

     
       

NEW LISTING 2/16/08
SONY "TAPECORDER"
SONY TC-105
#...5045
MONO
3-SPEED
4-TRACK / 4 CHANNEL
REEL TO REEL R2R
1/4" TAPE DECK

SOLD 2/25/08

 

 
 
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SONY "TAPECORDER"
SONY TC-105A
MONO
REEL TO REEL R2R
1/4" TAPE DECK
Circa 1970-77

SOLD
 


NEW LISTING 9/15/05
SONY "TAPECORDER"
SONY TC-105A
MONO
REEL TO REEL R2R
1/4" TAPE DECK
Circa 1970-77

SOLD 9/17/05
 

 

    

NEW LISTING 9/19/07
SONY
"TAPECORDER"
              TC105 SONY TC-105A TC105A TC-105
MONO

     REEL TO REEL R2R
1/4" TAPE DECK
SOLD 10/1/07


 
   

         NEW LISTING 3/19/09
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SONY
1/4"
OPEN REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER

 1/4" MONO TAPE DECK
"TAPECORDER"
              TC105 TC-105A TC105A TC 105 
#...5318
3-SPEED
4-TRACK / 4 CHANNEL

 3" - 7" REEL CAPACITY
R
W/ BUILT IN AMP & SPEAKER
 Circa 1970-77

SOLD 1/15/11

 

 

   
        

NEW LISTING 2/16/08
SONY
           TC-123 TC123
2-SPEED
2-TRACK / 1 CHANNEL
 
PORTABLE

 TRANSISTOR
 1/4" REEL-TO-REEL
 TAPE DECK

 Circa late 1960's

SOLD 9/9/08



 
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SONY
TC-155
REEL TO REEL
TAPE DECK
SOLD
     

     

NEW LISTING
SONY

MODEL TC-200
REEL TO REEL STEREO TAPE DECK
With original Sony Microphones!

 "
WORLD AC POWER"

SOLD 7/28/06

 
    

NEW LISTING 6/8/05
SONY

MODEL TC-250
REEL TO REEL R2R

3" - 7" REEL CAPACITY

1/4" STEREO TAPE DECK

 "
WORLD AC POWER"

Circa 19
60-70's
for sale

SOLD 6/27/06
 
   

NEW LISTING 1/21/07
SONY

 TC-252D
 
REEL-TO-REEL
 STEREO TAPE DECK

 "
WORLD AC POWER"
SOLD 2/14/07

 
    

NEW LISTING 4/28/11
SONY

 TC-270 TC270
 
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
 2-SPEED / 3 HEAD

3" - 7" REEL CAPACITY

 1/4" REEL-TO-REEL
 STEREO TAPE DECK

SOLD 4/29/11
'MIB-III'

 
    

          NEW LISTING 6/20/12
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SONY REEL-TO-REEL TAPE DECK / RECORDER
SONY TC-280 / TC280
STEREO 1/4" REEL TAPE
4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
   3-SPEED / 2-HEAD
  5"
*- 7" REEL CAPACITY
#...6316

  
 Circa ~1972-75
SOLD 7/19/12

SHIPPED TO
NORTH CAROLINA

  We have completely gone through the mechanicals of this unit. Entire transport was disassembled down to the chassis, and every mechanical part was cleaned, re-lubed and reassembled. Flywheel was removed, cleaned and reinstalled. The capstan was burnished, heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport. Again, the entire transport assembly was painstakingly disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed as well as the always at issue, 'Pinch Roller swing arm' assembly. 'Auto-Stop' mechanism disassembled and re-lubed with fresh 500,000 silicon damping fluid. Also hub brakes have been cleaned, re-lubed, and adjusted on fast wind modes also. Motor was re-lubed. Voltage set for correct North American AC current at 117VAC with correct 60Hz motor spindle pulley and 0 timing. All internal pots and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function. Both spindles were completely disassembled, cleaned and had their bearings / bushings cleaned and re-lubed and are in perfect alignment. Main Drive and counter belts replaced for trouble-free service. Rubber pinch roller was removed, cleaned & reconditioned, as well as all internal drive tires / wheels for positive grip. We also adjusted the reel table heights. Heads in great shape as well, with VERY little wear and many hundreds of hours of performance left in them and head alignment / azimuth has been checked for peak performance on both play and record heads with factory STL 1k, 5k, 7.5k, 10k & 15k tones thru an oscilloscope. Plays fine and Records GREAT at +/- 0dB (1kHz @ .775V)! Internal PB output level and VU playback meter level micro-potentiometers adjusted for even (and we really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded / factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy). Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition. Speed checked to 99.2% accuracy. Following electro/mechanical restoration, unit received a cosmetic cleaning / detailing. Only cosmetic issue is the case has a few minor 'battle scars' / edge dings.
  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 12+ hours). Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition!!! Cosmetically in near new condition! 
  ____________________________

SOLD 7/19/12
SHIPPED TO
NORTH CAROLINA


 
 (Above text property of www.oaktreevintage.com / Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. See 'Copyright Information' page for details)
 

 

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SONY
MODEL TC-288
SOLD
     
      

NEW LISTING
2/15/08

SONY

 TC-350 TC350
#...7410

 
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
 2-SPEED / 3 HEAD

3" - 7" REEL CAPACITY

 1/4" REEL-TO-REEL
 STEREO TAPE DECK

SOLD 3/17/08



 
   
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SONY
TC-352D 
REEL-TO-REEL
STEREO TAPE DECK

SOLD
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NEW LISTING 3/14/05

SONY
TC-352D
SOLD 3/22/05
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
3-SPEED
&
3-HEAD

1/4" REEL-TO-REEL
STEREO TAPE DECK
Circa 1970-72
 
  

       

NEW LISTING
6/19/09
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SONY
1/4" REEL-TO-REEL
STEREO TAPE DECK
         TC-352D
TC352D
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
3-SPEED
&
3-HEAD

Circa 1970-72

SOLD 8/28/09
 


 

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SONY
TC-355
REEL-REEL
SOLD
     

NEW LISTING 9/19/07
SONY

 TC-355
 
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
 3-SPEED / 3 HEAD

3" - 7" REEL CAPACITY

 1/4" REEL-TO-REEL

SOLD 11/9/07

 


 

    

NEW LISTING 3/19/09
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 SONY
 
 1/4" REEL-TO-REEL
 
 STEREO TAPE DECK
 
        TC-355
TC355 
    #...1882 
  
4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL

 
 3-SPEED / 3 HEAD
 3" - 7" REEL CAPACITY
  "
WORLD AC POWER"
  Circa 1967-70

SOLD 3/19/09

 

    

 NEW LISTING 9/16/11
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  SONY
  
 1/4" REEL-TO-REEL
  
 STEREO TAPE DECK
  
        TC-355
TC355 
 
    #...0389   
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
  
 3-SPEED / 3 HEAD
 
 5"- 7" REEL CAPACITY

  
 "WORLD AC POWER"
  
 Circa 1967-70
SOLD 11/07/11

 
    

         NEW LISTING 6/12/12
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  SONY 1/4" REEL-TO-REEL STEREO TAPE DECK TC-355 / TC355
#4027
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
   3-SPEED / 3 HEAD
  5"
* - 7" REEL CAPACITY
  
 "WORLD AC POWER"

  
 Circa 1967-70
 for sale
SOLD 8/13/12
SHIPPED TO MASSACHUSETTS

  We have completely gone through the mechanicals of this unit. Entire transport was disassembled down to the chassis, and every mechanical part was cleaned, re-lubed and reassembled. Flywheel was removed, cleaned and reinstalled. The capstan was burnished, heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport. Again, the entire transport assembly was painstakingly disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed as well as the always at issue, 'Pinch Roller swing arm' assembly. 'Auto-Stop' mechanism disassembled and re-lubed with fresh 500,000 silicon damping fluid. Also hub brakes have been cleaned, re-lubed, new brake pads installed and adjusted on fast wind modes also. Motor was re-lubed. Voltage set for correct North American AC current at 117VAC with correct 60Hz motor spindle pulley and 0 timing. All internal pots and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function. Both spindles were completely disassembled, cleaned and had their bearings / bushings cleaned and re-lubed and are in perfect alignment. Main Drive and counter belts replaced for trouble-free service. Rubber pinch roller was removed, cleaned & reconditioned, as well as all internal drive tires / wheels for positive grip. We also adjusted the reel table heights. Heads in great shape as well, with many hundreds of hours of performance left in them and head alignment / azimuth has been checked for peak performance on both play and record heads with factory STL 1k, 5k, 7.5k, 10k & 15k tones thru an oscilloscope. Plays fine and Records GREAT at +/- 0dB! Both PB output levels and VU meters playback internally adjusted for even (and we really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded / factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy). Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition. Speed checked to 98.6% accuracy. Following electro/mechanical restoration, unit received a cosmetic cleaning / detailing. Only cosmetic issue is the case has a few minor 'battle scars' / edge dings.
  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 12+ hours). Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition!!! Cosmetically in near new condition! 
  ____________________________

   
SOLD 8/13/12
SHIPPED TO MASSACHUSETTS


 
 (Above text property of www.oaktreevintage.com / Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. See 'Copyright Information' page for details)


 
 

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SONY
TC-366 
SOLD



NEW LISTING 3/2/07
SONY

                     TC-366 / 6360
TC366 TC6360
 3-HEAD / 3-SPEED
1/4" REEL-TO-REEL
STEREO TAPE DECK
 "
WORLD AC POWER"
SOLD 3/5/07


 
        

         NEW LISTING 5/2/08
SONY

                     TC-366 / 6360
TC366 TC6360
 3-SPEED / 3-HEAD
STEREO
1/4" REEL-TO-REEL
TAPE DECK
 "
WORLD AC POWER"

SOLD 6/13/08

 

 
 
 
 
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SONY
TC-377
REEL-REEL
SOLD

      

NEW LISTING 5/11/09
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 SONY
 
REEL-TO-REEL
 
  1/4" STEREO TAPE DECK
 
        TC-3
77 TC377 
    #...3597 
  
4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
 
 3-SPEED / 3 HEAD
 3" - 7" REEL CAPACITY
  Circa 1972-77

SOLD 5/12/09


      

           NEW LISTING 11/10/12
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SONY 1/4" REEL-TO-REEL STEREO TAPE DECK
SONY TC-377 / TC377
#...2098
4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
3-SPEED / 3 HEAD
3"- 7" REEL CAPACITY
Circa 1972-77

SOLD 1/3/13
SHIPPED TO UTAH

 
Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.
We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals and electronics of this unit.
- Entire transport was disassembled down to the chassis, and every mechanical part was cleaned of "varnished" lubes and re-lubed as well as the always at issue, Pinch Roller plunge assembly, re-lubed and reassembled.

- All Drive and counter belts replaced for trouble-free service. Rubber pinch roller has been reconditioned, as well as all three internal drive tires / wheels for positive grip, capstan burnished.

- Both reel hubs / clutches removed, disassembled and re-lubed.

- All hub brake pads have been replaced, and their bearings re-lubed and adjusted on fast wind modes also.

- Motor has been re-lubed as well.

- Internal voltage is self regulated DC and values were verified.

- All Internal & External pots, controls, & switches (including the linear 'record' switches) cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

- Both spindles in perfect alignment.

- We also adjusted the reel table heights for no "reel rub".

- Pinch roller reconditioned / re-surfaced.

- New VU meter illumination lamp installed and both record indicator lamps test fine.

- Broken meter leads repaired.

- Internal 'Bias', 'Record-Level' and 'PB' micro-pot levels adjusted.

- Heads were cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

- Ferrite and Ferrite heads all in great shape, with many years of performance left in them.

- Head alignment / azimuth has been checked for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope.

- Both level meters adjusted for even playback level w/ factory test tone tape.

- Floor noise tested to 2.4mV w/ fresh, blank tape on PB.



Plays and Records GREAT @ -1.5dB / 1kHz on High Bias tape.


- Speed checked to 99.0% accuracy.


- Following the above procedures, entire unit was detailed inside and out

Again, Pinch roller and Heads all in GREAT condition.

  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 12 hours).
 Cosmetically in fabulous condition! 
  ____________________________


   
Original Sony TC-377 Tape Deck Specifications:
 
(All with Sony SLH-180 type tape)
 Power Requirements:  
XXX    
 Capstan Drive Motor Type: XXX
 Tape Speed: XXX     


HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

 Reels: XXX
 Recording Format: XXX
 Frequency Response: XXX Hz @XXXips.
                                  XXX Hz @ XXX ips.
                                  XXX Hz @ XXX ips.
 Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > XXXdB @ XXX ips w/ high bias tape
 > XXXdB @XXX ips w/ normal bias tape
 Flutter and Wow: < XXX% @ XXX ips.
                          < XXX% @XXX ips.
 Level Indication: .....
 Record: Calibrated to
.....
 Playback Time: XXXX


HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?


 Inputs: XXX
 Outputs: XXXX
 Output Impedance: XXkΩ
 Line Input Sensitivity: XX Volts
 Line Input Impedance: XXk
 Bias Frequency: XX (kHz)
 Rewind Time w/ 1200 Tape:- XX sec
 

Again, following the above stated bench work / testing, our technician has 'Certified' this deck and it is an great performer sonically and mechanically.
This deck has had typical restoration. It's pretty much had the clock rolled back 40 years on it. With the exception of a 'light' scuff from the perimeter of a previously installed metal reel on the face, and a small veneer chip on the lower, left corner of the case, the units looks fabulous.....

HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?


....
Unit includes  an 'e' pdf copy of Sony TC-377 owners / users manual. Comes with a plastic 'take-up' reel. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty.....
(Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately if you need them) 
SONY
TC-377 REEL TO REEL STEREO TAPE DECK #...0298
Cond. 8.5

SOLD 1/3/13
SHIPPED TO UTAH

 

(Above text, in it's entirety, property of www.oaktreevintage.com / Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. See 'Copyright Information' page for details)

      

            NEW LISTING 11/15/12
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SONY REEL-TO-REEL 1/4" STEREO TAPE DECK
SONY TC-377 / TC377
4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
3-SPEED / 3 HEAD
3"- 7" REEL CAPACITY
#...7256
Circa 1972-77

SOLD 3/17/14
SHIPPING TO ALASKA

Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.

We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals and electronics of this unit.
- Entire transport was disassembled down to the chassis, and every mechanical part was cleaned of "varnished" lubes and re-lubed as well as the always at issue, Pinch Roller plunge assembly, re-lubed and reassembled.

- All Drive and counter belts replaced for trouble-free service. Rubber pinch roller has been reconditioned, as well as all three internal drive tires / wheels for positive grip, capstan burnished.

- Both reel hubs / clutches removed, disassembled and re-lubed.

- All hub brake pads have been replaced, and their bearings re-lubed and adjusted on fast wind modes also.

- Motor has been re-lubed as well.

- Internal voltage is self regulated DC and values were verified.

- All Internal & External pots, controls, & switches (including the linear 'record' switches) cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

- Both spindles in perfect alignment.

- We also adjusted the reel table heights for no "reel rub".

- Pinch roller reconditioned / re-surfaced.

- New VU meter illumination lamp installed and both record indicator lamps test fine.

- Internal 'Bias', 'Record-Level' and 'PB' micro-pot levels adjusted.

- Heads were cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

- Ferrite and Ferrite heads all in great shape, with many years of performance left in them.

- Head alignment / azimuth has been checked for peak performance with factory test tone tape and oscilloscope.

- Both level meters adjusted for even playback level w/ factory test tone tape.

- Floor noise tested to 0.5mV w/ fresh, blank tape on PB.

 Plays and Records GREAT @+2.5dB / 1kHz on High Bias tape.

(we further tested with 'High-Bias' / 'Chrome' tape with the following results (averaged L&R); 100, 250, 400, 500 & 1kHz @ +2.5dB, 2kHz @ +1dB, 5kHz @ -1dB, 7.5kHz @-1.5dB, 10kHz @ -4dB, 12kHz @ -8dB & 15kHz @ -20dB. Those numbers are also with meters starting at 0dB, not the typical -20dB. We would probably get even better numbers if we started at -20dB, but we feel that starting at 0dB is considerably more 'real world'.)

- Speed checked to 95.1% accuracy
*.

- Following the above procedures, entire unit was detailed inside and out

Again, Pinch roller and Heads all in GREAT condition.

  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 13 hours).
Cosmetically in fabulous condition!
  ____________________________
   
GREAT performing Sony TC-377 1/4" Open Reel to Reel stereo tape Record / Play deck and has all 3 consumer speeds! Good for reel sizes up to 7" in diameter. Great for burning your tapes to CD or Hard Drive or for making new tapes. Also great for having fun in your project recording studio.
Features include:


HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

- Mic Attenuator selector
- RCA inputs and outputs
- Spring loaded tape hub spindles (no need for rubber reel retainers)
- Can be mounted in cabinet for 'vertical' orientation (as currently installed) or inverted for 'horizontal' use.

 
  
Original Sony TC-377 Tape Deck Specifications:
 
(All with Sony SLH-180 type tape)
 Power Requirements:  117 VAC, 30 watts, 60 Hz     

 Capstan Drive Motor Type: Induction
 Tape Speed: 7.5 ips / 19cms, 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms and extra long 1 7/8 ips / 4.75 cms mechanically switched with single lever, with automatic switching for equalization changes       
 Reels: 1/4" tape on 7 inches ог smaller
 Recording Format: 4-track stereophonic оr monophonic
 Frequency Response: 3x,000 Hz @ 7 1/2ips.
                                  3xx00 Hz @ 3 3/4 ips.
                                  xxx0 Hz @ 1 7/8 ips.
 Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > xx dB @ 7 1/2 ips w/ high bias tape
 > xx dB @ 7 1/2 ips w/ normal bias tape
 Flutter and Wow: < xxx% @ 7 1/2 ips.
                          < 0.xx% @ 3 3/4 ips.
 Level Indication: Dual Analog VU Meters
 Record: Calibrated to NAB standard reference level


HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?


 Playback Time: With 1,800' tape
 (4-track stereo)  (4-track mono) 7 1/2 ips  1 hr. 30 min.                  / 3 hr. & @ 3 3/4 ips. 3 hr. / 6 hr.
 Inputs: Dual 1/4" Microphone Input Jacks and dual RCA jacks
 Outputs: Dual RCA jacks
 Output Impedance: xxkΩ
 Line Input Sensitivity: .06 Volts
 Line Input Impedance: xxxk
 Bias Frequency: xxx(kHz)
 Rewind Time w/ 1200 Tape:-xxx sec
 

Again, following the above stated bench work / testing, our technician has 'Certified' this deck and it is an great performer sonically and mechanically. This deck has had typical restoration. It's pretty much had the clock rolled back 40 years on it. With the exception of 'light' scuffing from the perimeter of a previously installed metal reels on the face, and a small veneer chip on the lower, right corner of the case, the units looks fabulous. Machine is READY TO GO! Would make a great deck for any one needing a deck to do tape to CD or Hard Drive transfers of reel to reel tapes or for making NEW reel tape recordings. Comes with an 'e' copy / pdf of the Sony TC-377 owners / users manual. Includes a take-up reel. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 16.25" wide x 8.5" deep x 15.75" tall and weighs 24 lbs unpacked. (Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately if you need them) 
SONY TC-377 REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER / DECK #...7256
Cond. 8.5

SOLD 3/17/14
SHIPPING TO ALASKA


*(Price will increase following any additional work to bring the deck closer to 100% speed accuracy.)

(Above text, in it's entirety, property of www.oaktreevintage.com / Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. See 'Copyright Information' page for details)

 
 
 
 

 

   
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SONY
TC-399  
REEL-TO-REEL
STEREO TAPE DECK
SOLD

 
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SONY
TC-440 
Sold 11/01/04
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
 3-HEAD / 3-SPEED
1/4" REEL-TO-REEL
AUTO-REVERSE
STEREO TAPE DECK
Circa 1971-73
 


NEW LISTING 7/9/05
SONY

MODEL TC-500A
SOLD 7/23/05
4-TRACK STEREO / 2-CHANNEL 
2-HEAD / 2-SPEED
TUBE
REEL TO REEL R2R
1/4" STEREO TAPE DECK

"WORLD AC POWER"
Circa 19
60-70's
 

 

     

NEW LISTING 5/17/05
SONY

MODEL TC-530
REEL TO REEL STEREO TAPE DECK

 "
WORLD AC POWER"

SOLD 5/18/06

 
 
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SONY
TC-558
REEL TO REEL
TAPE DECK
SOLD
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NEW LISTING 10/22/04
SONY
TC-560D 

12/07/04 
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
3-SPEED
AUTO-REVERSE
1/4" REEL-TO-REEL
STEREO TAPE DECK
"WORLD AC POWER"
Circa 1968-71
 


      

NEW LISTING 12/9/05
SONY

MODEL TC-630

SOLD 12/30/05

4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL STEREO
3-HEAD / 3-SPEED
REEL TO REEL R2R
1/4" STEREO TAPE DECK

"WORLD AC POWER"
Circa 19
60-70's
 
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SONY

TC-651
REEL TO REEL
TAPE DECK
SOLD
 

       

NEW LISTING 10/26/12
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SONY 1/4" REEL-TO-REEL STEREO TAPE DECK
SONY TC-730 / TC730
#...2507
 4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
   3-SPEED / 3 HEAD
AUTO-REVERSE
BUILT-IN AMP AND SPEAKERS!
  5"* - 7" REEL CAPACITY

   "WORLD AC POWER"
  
 Circa 1969-72
SOLD 11/2/12

SHIPPED TO
NEW JERSEY
We've been 'sitting' on this deck along with a few other 'difficult / performance critical' decks for a few years now, waiting until we had a technician with sufficient skills to 'do them justice' and realize their top potential performance. Sure we have been able to do more 'bread-n-butter' decks for years, such as Akai 150 / 210 / 1700 / 1800 / 4000 series, Sony TC-100, 300 & 300 series, Teac A-4010 / 6010 series, Pioneer RT-707's and 909's (yes, great looking and darn good performing decks, but I hate to 'burst your bubble', but while they have proven to be a 'durable' design 30 years after they were discontinued, they're no where near the best performing decks as R2R's go, sorry) and others, but chose not to 'tackle' these. Well, now by a stroke of luck, we have 'him'. Our 'new to us' technician is able to really 'do justice' to decks such as this. Yes, he's expensive and it's time consuming, but AS ALWAYS, we are striving for TOP quality and not for 'cheap'. If you want 'cheap' there are plenty of 'as found' decks out there to 'roll the dice' on. Our new technician spent much of the 1970's managing the service department of the famous Pacific Stereo chain, then on to their 'Recycle Audio' division. Heck, the guy even 'co-invented' the optical mouse (you're probably using one right now). He's our guy to restore decks such as this!

Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit. We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals and electronics of this unit. Entire transport was disassembled down to the chassis, and every mechanical part was cleaned, re-lubed and reassembled. FF mechanism repaired. Previous, minor, PB amp circuit board modifications by 'hack' repair, reverted to stock. 'Direction Change Stopper' wheel, resurfaced / rebuilt for correct tension arm operation. Flywheel was removed, cleaned and reinstalled. The capstan was burnished, heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport. Again, the entire transport assembly was painstakingly disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed as well as the always at issue, 'Pinch Roller swing arm' assembly. 'Auto-Stop' mechanism disassembled and re-lubed with fresh 300,000 silicon damping fluid. Also hub brakes have been cleaned, re-lubed, new brake pads installed and adjusted on fast wind modes also. Motor 'start / run' capacitors checked. All three motors were re-lubed. Voltage set for correct North American AC current at 117-120VAC. All internal pots / controls cleaned in both the playback amplifier, record amplifiers and the built-in 'audio' amp and tested for noise-free function. New VU meter illumination lamps / bulbs installed. Both spindles were completely disassembled, cleaned and had their bearings / bushings cleaned and re-lubed and are in perfect alignment. Main Drive and both counter belts replaced for trouble-free service. Rubber pinch roller was removed, cleaned & reconditioned, as well as all internal drive tires / wheels for positive grip. We also adjusted the reel table heights.  Tape heads and entire transports demagnetized. Heads in great shape as well, with many hundreds of hours of performance left in them and head alignment / azimuth has been checked for peak performance on both play and record heads with factory STL 1k, 5k, 7.5k, 10k & 15k tones thru an oscilloscope. Plays INCREDIBLY WELL and Records well at avg - 2.5dB 1k to 15kHz. Both PB output levels and VU meters playback internally adjusted for even response.
We really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded / factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy). Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition. All three internal speed pots adjusted to 100% accuracy on each speed independently utilizing 'Institute of High Fidelity' test tape meaning that 1Khz tape plays back at 1000Hz +/-1Hz! Following electro/mechanical restoration, unit received a cosmetic cleaning / detailing. Entire unit looks, works and sounds GREAT!
  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 14+ hours). Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition!!! Cosmetically in great condition with only very minor, noticeable case chips! 

  ____________________________

   


HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

Sony TC-730 Reel to Reel Tape Recorder Features include:

   
- Built-in Amplifier...

HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

... outputs

Amplifier features;
- Separate Power


HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

... volts AC input.

 
  
 Original SONY TC-730 Specifications as follows:

 
 
Power Requirements: 120 watts, АС 100 V, 110 V, 125 V, 127V, 220 V, 240 V 50/60 Hz
 
Tape Speed: 7.5 ips / 19cms,


HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

 
Reels: 1/4" tape on 7 inches оr smaller
 
Recording Format: ...
 
Frequency Response w/ Sony SLH or equiv 'High Bias' Tape:
20-3
....
 
Frequency Response w/ Standard Tape:
....25,000 Hz @
...
 
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 5...or equiv 'High Bias' Tape
 
Flutter and Wow: < 0.0....
 
Harmonic Distortion: < .xx% @ 7 1/2 ips.
Bias Frequency: xxxkHz
 
Level Indication: Dual Analog VU Meters
 
Record: Calibrated to NAB standard reference level
 
Playback: Calibrated to 0dB line output level
 Recording Time:



HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?


Again, following the above stated bench work / testing, our technician has 'Certified' this deck and it is an great performer sonically and mechanically. This deck has had EXTENSIVE restoration. It's pretty much had the clock rolled back 40 years on it. Looks great & Ready to go! Comes with a take-up reel. Again, GREAT for burning your tapes to CD or Hard Drive or for a 'media transfer business'. Also handy for archiving / researching / revisiting your tapes without having to have a system nearby as it has a built-in amp and speakers. The built-in amp and speakers actually sound great with separate bass and treble controls. The amp has ample power to driver external speakers as well pretty decently. We had a blast doing our final testing with this unit as it's actually 'FUN' to use. Can include a pdf 'e' copy of the Sony TC-730 service manual if the purchaser wishes. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 21" wide x 9" deep x 19.5" tall and weighs 51 lbs unpacked.
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Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately depending on stock levels.
SONY TC-730 REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
Cond. 8
.5
SOLD 11/2/12

SHIPPED TO
NEW JERSEY

 
 (Above text property of www.oaktreevintage.com / Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. See 'Copyright Information' page for details)
 

 

 
  

            

         NEW LISTING 4/26/13
 
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 SONY 1/4" REEL-TO-REEL STEREO TAPE DECK
 SONY TC-730 / TC730
 #...3607
  4-TRACK / 2-CHANNEL
    3-SPEED / 3 HEAD
 AUTO-REVERSE
 BUILT-IN AMP AND SPEAKERS!
   5"* - 7" REEL CAPACITY

"WORLD AC POWER"
Circa 1969-72
SOLD 7/30/13
SHIPPING TO CONNECTICUT

We've been 'sitting' on this deck along with a few other 'difficult / performance critical' decks for a few years now, waiting until we had a technician with sufficient skills to 'do them justice' and realize their top potential performance. Sure we have been able to do more 'bread-n-butter' decks for years, such as Akai 150 / 210 / 1700 / 1800 / 4000 series, Sony TC-100, 300 & 300 series, Teac A-4010 / 6010 series, Pioneer RT-707's and 909's and others, but chose not to 'tackle' these. Well, now by a stroke of luck, we have 'him'. Our 'new to us' technician is able to really 'do justice' to decks such as this. Yes, he's expensive and it's time consuming, but AS ALWAYS, we are striving for TOP quality and not for 'cheap'. If you want 'cheap' there are plenty of 'as found' decks (read, 'boat anchors') out there to 'roll the dice' on. Our new technician spent much of the 1970's managing the service department of the famous Pacific Stereo chain, then on to their 'Recycle Audio' division. Heck, the guy even 'co-invented' the optical mouse (you're probably using one right now). He's our guy to restore decks such as this!

  Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.

  We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals and electronics of this unit.

  Entire transport was disassembled down to the chassis, and every mechanical part was cleaned, re-lubed and reassembled.

  'Tweaked' Mic / Line pot shafts straightened.

  Main audio out issue and uneven audio levels on the PB circuit board addressed.

  Previous 'hack' repair on Record Amp circuit board, reversed and proper parts re-installed.

  'Direction Change Stopper' wheel, resurfaced / rebuilt for correct tension arm operation.

  Flywheel was removed, cleaned and reinstalled.

  The capstan was burnished, heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

  Again, the entire transport assembly was painstakingly disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed as well as the always at issue, 'Pinch Roller swing arm' assembly.

  'Auto-Stop' mechanism disassembled and re-lubed with fresh 300,000 silicon damping fluid.

  Also hub brakes have been cleaned, re-lubed, new brake pads installed and adjusted on fast wind modes also.

  Rewind 'back tension' adjusted.

  Motor 'start / run' capacitors checked.

  All three motors were re-lubed.

  Voltage selector repaired, its contacts were 're-sprung' and set for correct North American AC current at 117-120VAC.

  All internal pots / controls cleaned in both the playback amplifier, record amplifiers and the built-in 'audio' amp and tested for noise-free function.

  New VU meter illumination lamps / bulbs installed.

  Broken Power toggle switch replaced with an original from another Sony TC-730

  Both spindles were completely disassembled, cleaned and had their bearings / bushings cleaned and re-lubed and are in perfect alignment.

  Heights adjusted on both reel tables.  

  Main Drive and both counter belts replaced for trouble-free service.

  Rubber pinch roller was removed, cleaned & reconditioned, as well as all internal drive tires / wheels for positive grip.

  Tape heads and entire transports demagnetized.

  Heads in great shape as well, with many hundreds of hours of performance left in them.

 
Head alignment / azimuth has been checked for peak performance on both play and record heads with factory STL 1k, 5k, 7.5k, 10k & 15k tones thru an oscilloscope.

  Plays INCREDIBLY WELL and Records fairly well at avg -2dB to -10dB 1k to 15kHz.

  Both PB output levels and VU meters playback internally adjusted for even response.

  We really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded /
factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy). Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition.

 
All three internal speed pots adjusted to 100% accuracy on each speed independently, via cir bd micro-pots, utilizing 'Institute of High Fidelity' test tape meaning that 1Khz tape plays back at 1000Hz +/-1Hz!

  Following electro/mechanical restoration, unit received a cosmetic
 cleaning / detailing. Unit has a couple of minor issues. Missing rear feet replaced with OEM / Sony Originals. About the only cosmetic issues remaining are: the tip of the Amp On/Off toggle switch is snapped off, so theyre short (still functions, just doesn't stick out as far as normal). The others are cosmetic in that there are a few 'minor battle scars' cosmetically with a few chips in the Formica finish on the casing and a few scuffs / scratches on the head cover / fascia.

  Entire unit still looks good, works and sounds GREAT! (Were actually auditioning a Johnny Cash At San Quentin Reel to Reel tape on the machine as I write this)

  (Total time investment in refurb / testing ~ 18+ hours).
Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition!!!

   ____________________________
 
   
 GREAT performing Sony TC-730 1/4" Open Reel stereo tape deck with 3-Speeds, 6-HEADS, Auto-Reverse, and a built-in amp and speakers! Great for all-around Playback and recording of reels up to 7" in diameter. Also has all three consumer reel speeds as you will see listed below.

 
 Sony TC-730 Reel to Reel Tape Recorder Features include:

  Built-in Am

HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?
 

  RCA and DIN inputs and outputs


 
 Amplifier features:

 


HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

  True WORLD AC POWER   allows unit to be operated on
 50 or 60 Hz AC and will select voltages from 110v, 120v, 220v and 240 volts AC input.


    
  Original SONY TC-730 Specifications as follows:

  
Power Requirements: 120 watts, АС 100 V, 110 V, 125 V, 127V, 220 V, 240 V 50/60 Hz

Tape Speed: 7.5 ips / 19cms, 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms and extra long 1 7/8 ips / 4.75 cms electronically switched

Reels: 1/4" tape on 7 inches оr smaller

Recording Format: 4-track / 2-Channel stereophonic оr monophonic

Frequency Response w/ Sony SLH or equiv 'High Bias' Tape:
 xxx,000 Hz @ 7 1/2ips.
  2xx0,000 Hz @ 3 3/4 ips.

Frequency Response w/ Standard Tape:
xxx,000 Hz @ 7 1/2ips
2xx,000 Hz @ 3 3/4 ips.
30xx,000 Hz @ 1 7/8 ips.

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > xx dB @ 7 1/2 ips. w/ standard Tape. xxdB w/ Sony SLH or equiv 'High Bias' Tape

Flutter and Wow: < 0.x% @ 7 1/2 ips.
                           < 0.x% @ 3 3/4 ips.
                          < 0.x% @ 1 7/8 ips.

Harmonic Distortion: < x% @ 7 1/2 ips.

Bias Frequency: xxkHz

Level Indication: Dual Analog VU Meters

Record: Calibrated to NAB standard reference level

Playback: Calibrated to 0dB line output level

Recording Time: With 1,800' tape (4-track stereo)  (4-track mono) 7 1/2 ips  1 hr. 30 min. / 3 hr. & @ 3 3/4 ips. 3 hr. / 6 hr.

Inputs: Dual 1/4" Microphone Input Jacks and Auxiliary Jacks Sensitivity -xx dB (62mV) Impedance 100kΩ

Outputs: Line Output Jacks w/ Output level 0dB (0.775 V) & suitable load impedance >100 kΩ

Headphone Jack's Output level @ 1 & 2:
-xx dB (12.3mV) Impedance 8Ω
-xxdB (30.8mV) Impedance 8Ω


HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?
 

DIN Record /Playback Connector: Output level 0dB (0.775V) Impedance 10kΩ & Input sensitivity -33dВ (17.4mV) w/ Impedance 10 kΩ

Amplifier output:  3.7 W x 2 w/ built-in speakers & 15 W x 2 w/ external speakers

Built-In Speakers: Dual 4" x 6" / 32Ω

 

Again, following the above stated bench work / testing, our technician has 'Certified' this deck and it is an great performer sonically and mechanically. This deck has had EXTENSIVE restoration with the above mentioned 18+ hours of tech time. It's pretty much had the clock rolled back 40 years on it. Restored, extensively tested / played, then re-benched after 'burn-in' to double check performance / adjustments.
 Looks great & Ready to go! Best for playback and works decently for recording. Comes with a take-up reel. Again, GREAT for burning your tapes to CD or Hard Drive or for a 'media transfer business'. Also handy for archiving / researching / revisiting your tapes without having to have a system nearby as it has a built-in amp and speakers. The built-in amp and speakers actually sound great with separate bass and treble controls. The amp has ample power to driver external speakers as well pretty decently. We had a blast doing our final testing with this unit as it's actually 'FUN' to use.
Can include a pdf 'e' copy of the Sony TC-730 Owners manual (very poor copy) and a copy of the Sony TC-730 service manual if the purchaser wishes. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty. Measures 21" wide x 9" deep x 19.5" tall and weighs 51 lbs unpacked.
 (Reels & tape shown in photos not included. All are sometimes available separately depending on stock levels.) 

 SONY TC-730 REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK
 Cond. 8.3
SOLD 7/30/13
SHIPPING TO CONNECTICUT

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NEW LISTING 6/23/10
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 VINTAGE
SONY

 STEREO
 CASSETTE TAPE DECK
       TC-K55
TCK55
 With DOLBY
#...3269

 Circa early 19
78-80
MIJ

SOLD 8/12/10

 

 

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NEW LISTING
SONY
TC-K679ES
STEREO
CASSETTE TAPE DECK

SOLD 4/7/05

 

 

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Sony TC-RX606ES Cassette Deck Collage small jpg


           NEW LISTING 12/28/10
 
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 SONY

 
 CASSETTE TAPE DECK
 
         
TC-RX606ES TCRX606ES
 #...6457
 
 With DOLBY B, C, S NR
& HX Pro

 
 Circa early 1993
 
 Made in Japan

SOLD 3/7/11

 

 

   




NEW LISTING 5/15/07
PRE-OWNED
SONY
TC-WE825S
 DUAL-WELL
 STEREO
 CASSETTE TAPE DECK

SOLD 7/18/07

 




NEW LISTING 

PRE-OWNED
SONY
TC-WR900
 DUAL-WELL
 STEREO
 CASSETTE TAPE DECK

SOLD 11/5/07

 

 

 
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