Sony TC-K8B

Sony TC-K8

October   1 9 7 7 october 1977
1 9 8 0 1980

Massive chunk of steel, inheriting the ELCASET decks' transport panel and the then-new (and very large, the largest Sony will ever made, also used on the professional MX-7000 mixing board) LCD display - but the "rec-mute" button still was a side-function...

It mostly is a pity Sony didn't make a full-fledged high-end recorder with three heads and obvious mechanical upgrades from the TC-K7B.

As the "B" moniker suggests (B for "black", more like greenish bronze in reality), there must have been a silver version : TC-K8.
In fact it seems the silver version was only delivered in Canada while the rest of the world, Japan included, only saw the B version.

Apart from the meters and very marginally better specs, TC-K8B = TC-K7B.

Nudies here.

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Sony TC-K8B specifications
Title Value
Heads : 2 Ferrite & Ferrite
Motors : 1x FG Servo for capstan
1x AC Servo for reels
Frequency response : 20Hz...18Khz (Type II, NAB)
30Hz...16Khz (Type II, DIN)
20Hz...15Khz (Type I, NAB)
30Hz...15Khz (Type I, DIN)
S/N ratio : 60dB (Type III, NAB)
59dB (Type III, DIN)
56dB (Type II, NAB)
Wow & Flutter : 0,045% (NAB)
0,12% (DIN)
Inputs : MIC (0,2mV ; -72dB)
line (0,06V ; -22dB)
Outputs : line (0,775V)
DIN (0,775V)
Dimensions : 43 x 17 x 31cm
Weight : 10,8kg
Accessories : RK-74H cables
1 head cleaner
List price : 128,000¥ (1977)
Features : 2 motors
limiter switch
LCD peak/average meters
RM-30 optional wired remote
Dolby NR + MPX filter
Auto shut-off
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