Sony TC-K555

Discussion in 'Tape' started by jbl64, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. jbl64

    jbl64 Active Member

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    Just picked up this Sony 3 head deck at my local Goodwill for $9.99 and todays 1/2 price on blue sticker price tag. It powers up ok and plays cassettes and quite operation on play and FWD-RWD modes. My first 3 head deck in my vintage audio setup. Most of the times i usually only find 2 head/3 motor decks. Did find out it is from 1982-1985 according to a vintage cassette site. MSRP $459.00 back in the days. :music:

    I will be posting some photos since i just got home and gonna clean and dust the unit.
     

     

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  2. jbl64

    jbl64 Active Member

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    So far plays nicely and tomorrow gonna record to see how it sounds back on play back.
     

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  3. jbl64

    jbl64 Active Member

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    Recordings

    I'm impress how it records with so much details that my Denon deck wouldn't capture. I'm using just a basic Sony HR tape. Sounds like a type II tape. My first experience with a 3 head deck and something i could afford. :thmbsp:
     
  4. jbl64

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    Still listening for hours without fatigue. Sounds as nice as a CD.
     

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  5. Daunia 70

    Daunia 70 Lunatic Member

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    That's one very nice deck... great buy!! Congrats!
     
  6. jbl64

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    Sony TC-K555ESL

    Just seen this deck on you tube and it look very impressive. Yet mine a bit older then that model is 1/3 its size and for being smaller it sure has some weight to it. Like i said this is my first experience with a 3 head deck and have heard others mentioned how well they perform. I know it is not the top line 3 head cassette deck but i'm sure enjoying it's performance. :thmbsp:
     

     

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  7. Grog

    Grog Loot Galoot

    Sweet deck. I used to sell them. I liked that particular year.
     
  8. restorer-john

    restorer-john Addicted Member

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    Great looking styling on that Sony. Dolby C had just been released and the performance of cassette decks took an almighty leap.

    Great buy.
     
  9. vegas79

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    Congrats! That same model was my first step into 3 head cassette decks several years ago. It's a great quality deck.

    I just wished the bias adjustment on the front panel worked for the other tape types other than only Type I.
     
  10. rotovator

    rotovator Cassette deck fanatic

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    That's a great deck, it lacks almost no features and has a top quality. The only drawback I find is its terrible noise when changing modes. I hate those loud solenoid clacks but I love the deck more than others average 3 head decks I have
     

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