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Sony TC-KE400S

Cassette deck with Dolby S

Item # 156TCKE400

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Make professional-sounding recordings for playback at home, in your car, or with your Walkman. Sony's TC-KE400S is armed with Dolby B, C, and studio-strength S noise reduction. (Dolby S-encoded tapes even sound great with car and portable players that offer Dolby B.)

This deck features full-logic controls and 30-track music search for locating favorite songs quickly. It also automatically selects the correct tape EQ, and offers auto calibration control for optimum results from whatever kind of tape you use.


  • 2-head, 2-motor design
  • Dolby B, C and S noise reduction
  • Dolby HX Pro
  • full-logic controls
  • 30-track music search
  • automatic calibration control
  • switchable MPX filter for recording FM
  • record mute
  • headphone output
  • controllable by Sony receiver remotes
  • frequency response (±3dB) 30-18,000 Hz — metal tape
  • signal-to-noise ratio 82 dB (Dolby S)
  • wow and flutter 0.07%
  • 17"W x 4-3/4"H x 12-3/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year

What's in the Box:

  • SIngle-well deck
  • 2- 3' RCA stereo patch cords
  • Manual
  • Warranty card
  • Survey
  • Safeguards
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Special Features

This deck is remote compatible with compatible Sony receivers

The deck uses a sorbothane cassette stabilizer to reduce the spread of vibration through the cassette shell. A ceramic cassette holder is used to damp resonance around the tape transport mechanism.

The multiple AMS track search allows you to skip up to 30 selections.

Memory play allows you to return to a specific portion of the tape by using the counter.

Auto play automatically starts playing back a tape after rewinding it to the beginning.

The Auto Cal button automatically sets the equalization characteristics, bias current, and recording level to suit the magnetic property of the tape being used.

Record muting allows you to insert a blank (4 seconds or longer) between selections.

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