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Sony TC-366 Solid State Reel to Reel


Gents - I very recently inherited a Professional Vintage Sony TC-366 Solid State spool player along with maybe 50 English classic tapes.







Some key highlights of this deck:

Classic model from Sony TC-366 is a 4-track, 2-channel stereo / mono.

Special features are:

Noise supressor to cut off high frequency noise.
Tape-tension regulator to reduce flutter and wow.
Automatic shut-off mechanism.
Tape selector for Low noise or High Output.
Slanted cabinet designed for convenience of, operating in either horizontal or vertical use.
7-1/2 and 3-3/4 are ideal for recording music when best sound quality is desired.
1-7/8 is ideal for speech especially when longer recording time is needed.
Built in Noise Suppressor allows full pass-band for the major part of the audio frequency range, as it does not affect response frequencies below 9kHz.
Mixing can be made by using the mic inputs and the RCA inputs simultaneously.
Sound on Sound function composing a mixed recording on one track tape,and a new external signal through one of the microphone input.
This option on 366 can create a one person record a duet, trio or other special effects.

Now, ive been told the motor has burned out and needs replacement and I don't think this is easy to find.

What do you reckon of this deck and how difficult is it to replace this part. Can I look at other brands for this motor and will it work?

Looking forward to your suggestions as this is my first attempt to look after these.
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Re: Sony TC-366 Solid State Reel to Reel

the deck looks great

My suggestion on the repair part is , go step by step process

first open the deck and check if the motor is actually gone bad or is it not getting power

if gone bad then try to check if you find any specification written on it, that will help you if you come across same spec motor

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Re: Sony TC-366 Solid State Reel to Reel

I am just getting my vintage Akai M-8 valve Reel to reel back on track. I did not use it for a very long time and both output transformers were burnt. Just got them rewound. You should really check and see if the problem is with the motor
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I am just getting my vintage Akai M-8 valve Reel to reel back on track. I did not use it for a very long time and both output transformers were burnt. Just got them rewound. You should really check and see if the problem is with the motor
A good suggestion Sir. I will have this checked first. This player looks so intriguing and cant wait to start play. I've read that these players do produce some quality sound.
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Re: Sony TC-366 Solid State Reel to Reel

looks kool..
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Re: Sony TC-366 Solid State Reel to Reel

If the motor is burnt, you've had it, difficult to get a spare. So lets hope its not the case.

I have a high end Akai GX630D with a burnt motor and I somehow managed to find an expensive NOS replacement in the United States, after nearly a year of searching. Mine has a direct drive mechanism which is quite cool, and eliminates the need for those complicated mechanicals and rubber belts.

The interesting thing about the machine which I got is that it is in almost brand new condition in original box and packaging.

Need to change its filter caps as they seem to have dried electrolytes, due to long-term storage (slight powersupply hum can be heard)

Your machine was one of the Sony workhorses from the late 1960s and 1970s, and if serviced well, will definitely sound great.

7 1/2 inch speed is the best for any kind of recording but your play-time will drop drastically.
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Re: Sony TC-366 Solid State Reel to Reel

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If the motor is burnt, you've had it, difficult to get a spare. So lets hope its not the case.

I have a high end Akai GX630D with a burnt motor and I somehow managed to find an expensive NOS replacement in the United States, after nearly a year of searching. Mine has a direct drive mechanism which is quite cool, and eliminates the need for those complicated mechanicals and rubber belts.

The interesting thing about the machine which I got is that it is in almost brand new condition in original box and packaging.

Need to change its filter caps as they seem to have dried electrolytes, due to long-term storage (slight powersupply hum can be heard)

Your machine was one of the Sony workhorses from the late 1960s and 1970s, and if serviced well, will definitely sound great.

7 1/2 inch speed is the best for any kind of recording but your play-time will drop drastically.
Thanks Reuben for these details. Well I only hope the motor has not gone kaput! Good thing is that I stay very close to an extremely knowledgeable person/technician who can work on these players. Lets see how it goes.

On another note, I've never used these players earlier so don't know what to expect. I intend to just listen to those 50 English classic tapes I have. Do you reckon anything else?

And Oh, surely now you are a complete Direct Drive Fan on all mediums on music equipment

Cheers...
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Re: Sony TC-366 Solid State Reel to Reel

My Akai M-8 is one of the most collectible Reel to Reel. I am also trying put together a Nakamichi-1000 Tape Deck.Again a collectible item. More about these later.
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Re: Sony TC-366 Solid State Reel to Reel

Hi,

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My Akai M-8 is one of the most collectible Reel to Reel.
The single ended EL84 tube amps in the Akai M8 are very good.

My new Akai M-8 mono amps - AudioKarma.org Home Audio Stereo Discussion Forums

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Re: Sony TC-366 Solid State Reel to Reel

@OP: It may not be a motor problem, but just a faulty motor run cap.

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