Vintage 1972 Sony TC-142 cassette tape recorder.
The rewind is a bit sluggish when it gets to the end because the belts are older and will need replaced in a few years or so but then again they could go in a week from now. Who knows. These belts have been
in this machine for 16 years or so and it is still working so my best guess is that they will last 2 or 3 more years.
3 recording heads for superior recording quality.
Onboard microphone. Corded microphone is optional (Not Included)
Recording meter is not functional but does not effect the rest of the machine what so ever.
Mono recording and playback.
Runs on 110 wall adapter cord or 4 C batteries or 6 volt DC wall adapter. I will have a 110v wall plug for it by the end of the auction and include it in the shipment.
Comes with 110 wall power cord and shoulder strap.
This machine is fully functional except for the record level meter.
I had opened it up and lubed the pulleys and belts, now it works better than it did prior.
was the professional news reporters recorder of choice back in the
early 70's and into the early 1980's because of it's superior sound and recording
This is an extremely nice machine and creates life like recordings.
My Uncle bought this recorder back in 1972, he was a musician and used it to make recordings of his own music. It would make me very happy to see it go to a good home.
is the only one being listed on eBay so it is safe to say that it is
rare, not to mention that it is in good working condition.
I will have this item insured through USPS for the final value at no cost to you, so if it gets damaged during shipping, you will be sure to get your refund in full and you will still get to keep the item.See the You-tube video I have made that shows this machine in action.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPS_YvrjZwk
Because of the age of this tape recorder, it is being sold as is and no
refunds what so ever unless damaged during shipping (Not including belts). Bid accordingly!
All sales are final! Sold as is and absolutely no returns. So bid accordingly.
Will refund if damaged during shipping only! (Not including belts)
Serious bidders only!
Payment must be received within 7 days of winning bid or the sale will be automatically canceled and the item relisted.Domestic and International Shipping!
See hi-res pic below.