(june 1973 ... 1980)
first business was loudspeakers - Sony's was tape recording.
the sales showed that fact, especially with the 75x series : there
are oodles of them around the world, thousands and thousands and
thousands : from the original TC-755
to the auto-reverse TC-758 by way of
the 2-Track TC-756-2, Sony was trusted
fact Sony was trusted by most when it came to recording at large:
whether reel-to-reel (professional & consumer), cassette (bis),
video (U-Matic, Betamax, Hi8, Betacam, DigiBeta), DAT (pro
professional 48-Tracks DASH and the APR-5000 masterpieces... a lot
of the 20th century's sounds were kept on tape by way of Sony.
versions are stacking F&F heads but only the 756 and 756-2 travel
than any of these was the TC-880-2
(aka TC-8750-2 in Japan) but the price of it was... on par with
its quality. Better, too, were the TC-765
and TC-765-2 (aka
TC-R6 and TC-R7-2 in Japan) but those came at the end of
For the 1970s, Sony sold more RtR decks than any other manufacturer.
It was a good period for Sony, arguably the best.
true Sony tradition, RtR decks had different names in Japan - below
are the equivalences.
the 7760, I know of two more (very rare) versions but haven't
found enough details so far to bring them online.
TC-755A = TC-7660
TC-756 = TC-7750
TC-756-2 = TC-7750-2
TC-758 = TC-7960
TC-755A was also available in Germany as a WEGA B