Project: Sony TC-377 (IV)

Calibration Test #1 October 12th 2018

Gennlab Standard Alignement (Calibration) Tape

  • 8 min 13″ == 354 counter 7 1/2 Ips
  • 1/4″ Reel to Reel
  • SONY J-19-F1 equivalent
  • 8 Mins side tape, 7 1/2 ips

Recording from tape (DA)

  • Analog (mic) input (44.1 KHz / 32 )
  • No Mic Boost,
  • 100% input level,
  • 1 channel (mono)
  • TC-377 Line out @ 8/9
  • Audacity 2.1.3

Test Patterns:

  • 10 Khz / -10 dB (Azimut set)
  • 400 Hz / 0 dB (Reference Fluxivity level of 185 nWb/m / Output Level
  • 400 Hz / -10 dB (Frequency Response Level)
  • 10 KHz / -10 dB (Frequency Response Set)
  • 7 KHz / -10 dB (Frequency Response Set)
  • 80 Hz / -10 dB (Frequency Response Set)
  • 40 Hz / -10 dB (Frequency Response Set)

Project: Sony TC-377 (I)

I’m trying to bring back to life an old Sony TC-377 S/N 70621 from the late 70’s, most probably I’ll spend more money than the one I’ve spent in the unit itself, time, effort, maybe it’s a non-sense but I try to think that non-sense it’s what’s life about, maybe I’m wrong, maybe not 😉

Stuff (ATM 21.09.2018):

  • Sony TC377 TC 377 Pause Lever Control Knob
  • Caig Labs DeoxIT D100L and G100L tubes 2 Part Contact Cleaner and Protector
  • SONY TC-377 Reel-to-Reel Belt Kit
  • MG Chemicals Rubber Renue Compound Renew and Rejuvinate Rubber
  • LUBRIPLATE 105 MOTOR ASSEMBLY GREASE 10oz/284gram Plastic tub
  • CAIG DeoxIT Faderlube F5S-H6 Precision Fader Lubricant Spray
  • Singer Sewing Machine Super Oil
  • 2x 1.5 Meter – RCA Audio Cable Pair – Mogami 2964 Cable & Amphenol ACPR plugs
  • Motivation & big lack of common sense

I’ll do my best guys