* Sony TC-388 Quad *

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Do it yourself Reel to reel for sale.

  • Quadraphonic sound surrounds you with this Sony from 1973. Can be used as a regular 4-track 2 channel or quad with all channels playing at the same time.

  • Special feature is pan pot(panoramic potentiometer) back to front channel mixing in both quadraphonic and stereo recording.
  • 2 headphone jacks for front and back channel monitoring.

  • Mic Att switch reduces input sound level, by approx, 20VU by setting it "20 db" position.
  • Speed: 3-3/4 and 7-1/2.
  • Up to 7 inch reel-size.
  • 4 microphones input on facepanel.
  • RCA connections on upper rear panel for, output and input(4 each)front and rear.
  • Recording system: 4 track quadraphonic, stereo or mono.
  • Record Bias Frequency: 160kHz.
  • Frequency response: 20-30000Hz at 7-1/2 (high bias) 30-19000Hz at 3-4/4 (high bias) 20-25000Hz at 7-1/2 (normal) 30-17000Hz at 3-3/4 (normal)
  • Overall distortion: 1.2%
  • Wow and Flutter: 0.09% at 7-1/2 speed. 0.12% at 3-3/4 speed.
  • Signal to noise ratio: 55dB High Bias. 52dB Normal.
  • Semiconductors: 21 IC's, 35 transistors 12 diodes and 1 module.
  • Heads: Erase, Record, Play.
  • Signal to noise ratio: 55 db with high. 52dB with normal.
  • Dimensions: 16.5/8 Width. 19,7/8 Tall. 8 11/16 Deep.
  • Weight: 31 lbs / 14,5 kg.

  • * WHAT'S INSIDE *

  • Same transport section as: TC-366,TC-377,TC-378,TC-399 Exploded views:

    Accessories for sale:


  • Owners Manual,hard-copy or CD-ROM(pdf-file)$20.00

  • Service Manual,hard-copy or CD-ROM(pdf-file)$25.00

  • Used parts: Circuit boards,faceplate,knobs,

    transformer(US),switches,VU meters,heads,

    capstan-motor,transport linkage,counter,fly-wheel.

  • Pictures © Vintage TX