Cassette Recorders Comparison
Model System Motors Heads Wow and Flutter
((WRMS))
Frequency Response Normal
(HZ)
Frequency Response FeCr
(HZ)
Frequency Response CrO2
(HZ)
Frequency Response Metal
(HZ)
Noise Reduction Signal-to-Noise Ratio
((A weighted))
Signal-to-Noise Ratio B
((CCIR))
Signal-to-Noise Ratio C
((CCIR))
Signal-to-Noise Ratio DBX
((A weighted))
Dimensions in Inches
((w) x (h) x (d))
Dimensions in mm
((w) x (h) x (d))
Weight in lbs
(lbs)
Weight in Kg
(Kg)
Sony TC-K2A
Sony TC-K2A
Compact Cassette 1 (Servo DC) 2 0.16 40-14,000 40-12,500 N/A N/A Dolby B (FeCr) 55 with Dolby B (FeCr) 65 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.14 x 5.71 x 10.63 410 x 145 x 270 10.36 4.7

Sony TC-K5A
Compact Cassette 1 (servo DC) 2 0.14 30-13,000 30-16,000 N/A N/A Dolby B 57 (FeCr) with Dolby B 67 (FeCr) with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.14 x 5.71 x 11.42 410 x 145 x 290 13.23 6
Sony TC-K6B
Sony TC-K6B
Compact Cassette 1 (servo DC) 2 0.14 30-15,000 30-16,000 N/A N/A Dolby B (FeCr) 57 with Dolby B (FeCr) 67 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.93 x 6.69 x 12.20 430 x 170 x 310 18.74 8.5
Sony TC-K7B II
Sony TC-K7B II
Compact Cassette 2 (servo) 2 0.12 30-13,000 30-16,000 N/A N/A Dolby B (FeCr) 59 with Dolby B (FeCr) 69 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.93 x 6.69 x 12.20 430 x 170 x 310 22.05 10
Sony TC-K8B
Sony TC-K8B
Compact Cassette 2 (servo) 2 0.45 30-13,000 30-16,000 N/A N/A Dolby B (FeCr) 60 with Dolby B (FeCr) 70 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.93 x 6.69 x 12.20 430 x 170 x 310 24.25 11
Sony EL-5
Sony EL-5
Elcaset 1 (Servo DC) 2 0.15 20-20,000 20-22,000 N/A N/A Dolby Dolby B 59 with Dolby B 62 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.93 x 6.69 x 12.20 430 x 170 x 320 23.15 10.5
Sony EL-7
Sony EL-7
Elcaset 3 (1 Servo Motor, Dual Capstan Drive) 3 (2 F&F) (DIN) 0.12 20∼20,000 20∼25,000 N/A N/A Dolby B 59 with Dolby B 62 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.93 x 6.69 x 12.60 430 x 170 x 320 28.66 13
Sony EL-D8
Sony EL-D8
Elcaset 2 (Servo) 2 (1 F&F) (DIN) 0.1 20-20,000 20-23,000 N/A N/A Dolby B 59 with Dolby B 62 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 13.07 x 3.94 x 11.73 332 x 100 x 298 11.46 5.2
Sony TC-K15
Sony TC-K15
Compact Cassette 1 2 (DIN) 0.2 40-12,500 40-15,000 N/A N/A Dolby B 56 with Dolby B 65 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.14 x 5.71 x 10.24 410 x 145 x 260 10.14 4.6
Sony TC-K35
Sony TC-K35
Compact Cassette 1 2 (DIN) 0.14 30-13,000 30-15,000 N/A N/A Dolby B 56 with Dolby B 66 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.93 x 5.12 x 11.47 430 x 130 x 290 12.78 5.8
Sony TC-K45
Sony TC-K45
Compact Cassette 1 2 (DIN) 0.14 30-13,000 30-15,000 N/A N/A Dolby B 56 with Dolby B 66 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.93 x 5.12 x 11.42 430 x 130 x 290 12.78 5.8
Sony TC-K55 II
Sony TC-K55 II
Compact Cassette 2 2 (DIN) 0.12 30-15,000 30-17,000 N/A N/A Dolby B 57 with Dolby B 67 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.93 x 5.12 x 11.42 430 x 130 x 290 11.46 5.2
Sony TC-K65
Sony TC-K65
Compact Cassette 2 2 (DIN) 0.14 30-15,000 30-17,000 N/A N/A Dolby B 56 with Dolby B 66 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.93 x 5.12 x 11.42 430 x 130 x 290 12.79 5.8
Sony TC-K75
Sony TC-K75
Compact Cassette 2 3 (DIN) 0.14 30∼15,000 30∼18,000 N/A N/A Dolby B 59 with Dolby B 69 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.93 x 5.12 x 11.42 430 x 130 x 290 13.89 6.3
Sony TC-K80 II
Sony TC-K80 II
Compact Cassette 2 2 (DIN) 0.1 30-14,000 30-17,000 N/A N/A Dolby B 60 with Dolby B 70 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.93 x 6.30 x 11.61 430 x 160 x 295 18.73 8.5
Sony TC-K96R
Sony TC-K96R
Compact Cassette 2 (servo) 3 (DIN) 0.14 30-13,000 30-16,000 N/A N/A Dolby B (FeCr) 57 with Dolby B (FeCr) 67 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.93 x 6.10 x 12.79 430 x 155 x 325 18.74 8.5
Sony TC-D5
Sony TC-D5
Compact Cassette 1 2 (DIN) 0.17 30-12,000 30-16,000 N/A N/A Dolby B 57 with Dolby B 67 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 9.33 x 18.89 x 6.61 237 x 480 x 168 N/A N/A
Sony TC-U2
Sony TC-U2
Compact Cassette 1 (Servo DC) 2 0.08 50-10,000 50-13,000 N/A N/A Dolby B (FeCr) 55 with Dolby B (FeCr) 65 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.14 x 5.71 x 10.24 410 x 145 x 260 N/A N/A
Sony TC-U30
Sony TC-U30
Compact Cassette 1 2 0.14 50-10,000 50-13,000 N/A N/A Dolby B 55 with Dolby B 65 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.93 x 5.31 x 11.24 430 x 135 x 290 11.90 5.4
Sony TC-U60
Sony TC-U60
Compact Cassette 2 2 0.12 30-13,000 30-16,000 N/A N/A Dolby B 57 with Dolby B 67 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.93 x 5.12 x 11.24 430 x 130 x 290 12.57 5.7

Sony TC-20F / TC-20FB
Compact Cassette 2 2 0.16 30∼12,000 30∼15,000 N/A N/A Dolby B 56 with Dolby B 66 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.93 x 5.16 x 6.34 430 x 131 x 161 15.87 7.2
Sony TC-158SD
Sony TC-158SD
Compact Cassette 1 Servo DC 2 0.2 30∼12,000 30∼15,000 N/A N/A Dolby B (FeCr) 57 with Dolby B (FeCr) 67 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 13.78 x 3.94 x 9.45 350 x 100 x 240 10.58 4.76

Sony TC-164SD
Stereo Compact Cassette (Portable) 2 Servo 2 0.16 13,000 (30∼) 17,000 (30∼) N/A N/A Dolby B (FeCr) 59 with Dolby B (FeCr) 69 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 14.57 x 4.33 x 9.45 370 x 110 x 240 11.46 5.2
Sony TC-U5
Sony TC-U5
Compact Cassette 1 (Servo DC) 2 0.16 30-13,000 30-15,000 N/A N/A Dolby Dolby B (FeCr) 56 with Dolby B (FeCr) 66 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.42 x 5.71 x 10.24 410 x 145 x 260 N/A N/A
Sony TC-K60
Sony TC-K60
Compact Cassette 1 (Servo DC) 2 0.14 30-13,000 30-16,000 N/A N/A Dolby Dolby B (FeCr) 57 with Dolby B (FeCr) 67 with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.93 x 6.10 x 12.80 430 x 155 x 325 N/A N/A

Sony TC-FX1010
Compact Cassette 2 3 0.12 N/A N/A 25-17,000 N/A Dolby B, C (II/Cr) 57 with Dolby B (II/Cr) 64 with Dolby C (II/Cr) 70 with DBX N/A 16.93 x 4.13 x 12.99 430 x 105 x 330 17.86 8.1
Sony TC-K1A
Sony TC-K1A
Compact Cassette 1 (servo DC) 2 0.2 50-10,000 (DIN) 50-13,000 (DIN) N/A N/A Dolby Dolby B; Dolby NR 55 (FeCr) with Dolby B 65 (FeCr) with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.14 x 5.71 x x 10.23 410 x 145 x 260 11 5
Sony TC-W3
Sony TC-W3
Compact Cassette N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Dolby N/A N/A with Dolby B N/A with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sony TC-K390
Sony TC-K390
Compact Cassette 2 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Dolby N/A N/A with Dolby B N/A with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sony TC-K490
Sony TC-K490
Stereo Compact Cassette Deck 2 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Dolby N/A B, C, HX-PRO with Dolby B N/A with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sony TC-K615S
Sony TC-K615S
Compact Cassette Deck N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Dolby N/A N/A with Dolby B N/A with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sony TC-K970ES
Sony TC-K970ES
Stereo Compact Cassette 1 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Dolby N/A N/A with Dolby B N/A with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sony TC-FX33
Sony TC-FX33
Stereo Compact Cassette 1 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Dolby N/A B with Dolby B N/A with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sony TC-WE475
Sony TC-WE475
Stereo Compact Cassette (Double Deck) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Dolby N/A N/A with Dolby B N/A with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A 16.93 x 4.72 x 11.81 430 x 120 x 300 9.3 4.2
Sony TC-K890ES
Sony TC-K890ES
Stereo Compact Cassette 2 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Dolby B, C, HX-Pro
MPX Filter
N/A with Dolby B N/A with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sony TC-FX120
Sony TC-FX120
Stereo Compact Cassette N/A N/A N/A x N/A x x Dolby N/A N/A with Dolby B N/A with Dolby C N/A with DBX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A