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1964 Sony TC-777LE Limited Edition reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

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Sony Reel To Reel Tape Recorders

Year
Model
Ad
Unit in Museum collection
Specifications
1957
Sony 555A
1957 ad for the Sony 555 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
1959 Sony 555 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response 30 Hz  to 18 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 50 dB
  • Speed  3.75 & 7.5 ips
  • Motors 1
  • Reels Up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy less than 0.02%
  • Weight  48 lbs
  • Price  $525 + $175 for the JBL speakers
  • Review  

A reminder that the prices listed are what the item originally sold for in the year it was released.

1957
Sony 300
1957 ad for the Sony 555 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
1957 Sony 300 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response 30 Hz  to 15 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 51 dB
  • Speed  3.75 & 7.5 ips
  • Motors 1
  • Reels Up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy less than 0.02%
  • Weight  42 lbs
  • Price  $399.50
 
1962
Sony 263-D
1962 ad for the  Sony 263D reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
1962 Sony 263D reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response 50 Hz  to 15 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 55 dB
  • Speed  3.75 & 7.5 ips
  • Motors 1
  • Reels Up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy less than 0.15%
  • Weight  11 lbs
  • Price  $87.70
 
1962
Sony 777
1962 ad for the  Sony 777 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
1962 ad for the  Sony 777 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection1962 Sony 777 reel tape recorder from 1962 in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response 30 Hz  to 18 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 50 dB
  • Speed  3.75 & 7.5 ips
  • Motors 3
  • Reels Up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy less than 0.2%
  • Weight  43 lbs
  • Price  $695
1962

Sony 777

Mixer & Speakers

1962 ad for the  Sony 263D reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
1962 Sony 777 reel tape recorder Mixer and Speaker system accessories  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
1962 Sony 777 reel tape recorder Mixer and Speaker system accessories  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
 
1963

Sony 102

1963 ad for the  Sony 102 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
1963 Sony 102 reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response 50 Hz  to 12 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 50 dB
  • Speed   3.75 & 7.5 ips
  • Motors 1
  • Reels Up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy 0.2%
  • Weight  18 lbs
  • Price  $129.5
 
1963
Sony 600
1962 ad for the  Sony 263D reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
1963 Sony TC-600 reel tape recorder   in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response 30 Hz  to 18 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 50 dB
  • Speed  3.75 & 7.5 ips
  • Motors 1
  • Reels Up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy less than 0.17%
  • Weight  44 lbs
  • Price  $450
 
1964

Sony 777 LE

Limited edition

1964 ad for the  Sony TC-777 LE Limited edition reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
1964 Sony TC-777LE Limited Edition reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response 30 Hz  to 16 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 50 dB
  • Speed  3.75 & 7.5 ips
  • Motors 3
  • Reels Up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy 0.09%
  • Weight  43 lbs
  • Price  $695
 
1964

Sony TC-500

1964 manual cover for the Sony TC-500 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
1964 Sony TC-777LE Limited Edition reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response 30 Hz  to 18 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 50 dB
  • Speed  3.75 & 7.5 ips
  • Motors 1
  • Reels Up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy 0.15%
  • Weight  56 lbs
  • Price  $399.95

  Sony TC-500 donated to the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording by Dianne Urey

 

 
1964

Sony TC-800B

1964 ad for the  Sony TC-800B reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
1964 Sony TC-800B reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collectionOval Office/White House Recorder
Sony TC-800B Audio Recorder
The secret White House taping system used a Sony TC-800B audio recording machine like the one on the left It was a simple machine that was not expensive and cheap tiny Lavalier mics were used that were hidden throughout the Oval office and Nixon's hideout office in the OEB. The recordings were made on thin 0.5-mm tape running at the unusual speed of 15é16 inch per second - half the speed of a cassette recorder. The slow tape speed degrades the recording's already poor signal-to-noise ratio.This accounts for the poor quality of the tapes.
  • Freq Response 50 Hz  to 12 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 42 dB
  • Speed  1.875, 3.75 & 7.5 ips
  • Motors 1
  • Reels Up to 5"
  • Timing accuracy 0.15%
  • Weight  13 lbs
  • Price  $199.50
 
1965

Sony TC-260

1965 ad for the Sony TC-260 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection
1965 Sony TC-260  reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response 50 Hz  to 15 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 50 dB
  • Speed  3.75 & 7.5 ips
  • Motors 1
  • Reels Up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy 0.19%
  • Weight  34 lbs
  • Price  $249.50
 
1965

Sony TC-350

1965 ad for the Sony TC-350 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection
1965 Sony TC-350  reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response 50 Hz  to 15 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 50 dB
  • Speed  3.75 & 7.5 ips
  • Motors 1
  • Reels Up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy 0.2%
  • Weight  24 lbs
  • Price  $219.50
 
1966

Sony SSA-905A

1965 ad for the Sony TC-350 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  1965 ad for the Sony TC-350 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection
1965 Sony SSA-905A  reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response ? kHz
  • Signal to Noise ? dB
  • Speed  3.75 ips
  • Motors 1
  • Reels Up to 3.25"
  • Timing accuracy ?%
  • Weight  4 lbs
  • Price  $129.50
 
1967

Sony TC-230

1965 ad for the Sony TC-230 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection
1967 Sony TC-230  reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response 30 Hz  to 18 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 50 dB
  • Speed 1.875 3.75 & 7.5 ips
  • Motors 1
  • Reels Up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy 0.09%
  • Weight  8 lbs
  • Price  $219.50
 
1969

Sony TC-772

1/2 track

1969 ad for the Sony TC-772 2 track professional on location reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection
1967 Sony TC-772 2 track professional on location   reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response 40 Hz  to 25 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 50 dB
  • Speed  7.5 & 15ips
  • Motors 1
  • Reels Up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy 0.05%
  • Weight 26 lbs
  • Price  $750
 
1970

Sony TC-630

1969 ad for the Sony TC-630 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection
1967 Sony TC-630 reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response 30 Hz  to 22 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 50 dB
  • Speed  1.875, 3.75 & 7.5
  • Motors 1
  • Reels Up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy 0.09%
  • Weight 46 lbs
  • Price  $379.50
 
1971

Sony TC-854-4

no longer in collection

1971 ad for the Sony TC-854-4reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection
1971 Sony TC-854-4 reel tape recorder which is no longer in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response 20 Hz  to 30 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 56 dB
  • Speed  3.75, 7.5 & 15
  • Motors 3
  • Reels Up to 10"
  • Timing accuracy 0.03%
  • Weight 62 lbs
  • Price  $1695
 
1971

Sony TC-651

1971 ad for the Sony TC-651 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection
1971 Sony TC-651 reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

Sony TC-651 donated by Don Nattinger to the Reel2ReelTexas collection

  • Freq Response 20 Hz  to 25 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 54 dB
  • Speed 3.75 & 7.5
  • Motors 3
  • Reels Up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy 0.18%
  • Weight 44 lbs
  • Price  $399.50
 
1971

Sony TC-654-4

1971 ad for the Sony TC-654-4 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection
1971 Sony TC-651 reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

Sony TC-654-4 donated by Don Nattinger to the Reel2ReelTexas collection

  • Freq Response 30 Hz  to 22 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 54 dB
  • Speed 3.75 & 7.5
  • Motors 3
  • Reels Up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy 0.04%
  • Weight 49 lbs
  • Price  $750
 
1971

Sony TC-580

1971 ad for the Sony TC-580 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection
1974 Sony TC-755 reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response 20 Hz  to 30 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 56 dB
  • Speed 3.75 & 7.5
  • Motors 3
  • Reels Up to 7"
  • Timing accuracy 0.06%
  • Weight 43 lbs
  • Price  $369.95
 
1974

Sony TC-755

1974 ad for the Sony TC-755 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection
1974 Sony TC-755 reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

Sony TC-755 donated by Don Nattinger to the Reel2ReelTexas collection

  • Freq Response 30 Hz  to 27 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 50 dB
  • Speed 3.75 & 7.5
  • Motors 3
  • Reels Up to 10"
  • Timing accuracy 0.03%
  • Weight 52 lbs
  • Price  $699.95
 
1976

Sony TC-510-2

1976 ad for the Sony TC-510-2 professional on location recorder  reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection
1976 Sony TC-510-2  reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response 30 Hz  to 27 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 64dB
  • Speed 3.75 & 7.5
  • Motors 1
  • Reels Up to 5"
  • Timing accuracy 0.05%
  • Weight 15 lbs
  • Price  $1,850
 
1976

Sony TC-765

1978 ad for the Sony TC-765 recorder  reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection
  • Freq Response 30 Hz  to 18 kHz
  • Signal to Noise 72dB
  • Speed 3.75 & 7.5
  • Motors 3
  • Reels Up to 10"
  • Timing accuracy 0.05%
  • Weight 52 lbs
  • Price  $999.95
Year
Model
Ad
Unit in Museum collection
Specifications

 

1976

 

MCI JH-110

 

Information article about the MCI JH-110 professional reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

Music Center Incorporated (MCI) is the former name of a United States manufacturer of professional audio equipmentthat operated from 1955 until 1982 when it was acquired by the Sony Corporation. The company is credited with a number of world firsts: commercializing the 24-track multi-track recorder, the tape Auto Locator and in-line mixing console.

MCI JH-110 professional reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

 

 

  • Freq  Response 30-16,000
  • Signal to Noise 60 db 
  • Speed 3.75, 7.5 & 15 ips
  • Motors 3
  • Reels 3" to 11.5""
  • Timing accuracy .05%
  • Weight 190 lbs
  • Price $3,500

1979 article MCI    JH-110B  JH-110C

About the company

 

 

 

1988

 

Sony APR-5003 

 

Sony APAPR-5003 in phantom productions' studio

1985 ad

1988 ad

1990 ad for the Sony APR-24

 

 

Sony APR 5003 professional reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

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  • Freq Response 57 Hz  to 28 kHz
  • Signal to Noise -68 dB
  • Speed  7.5, 15  & 30 ips
  • Motors 3
  • Reels Up to 12"
  • Timing accuracy less than 0.025
  • Weight  138 lbs
  • Price  $12,000 ('88 ) $9,000 ('85) stand $500

Sony APR 5003 professional reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

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