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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by madaboutmusic30, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. madaboutmusic30

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    I have a Sony TC-105 reel to reel tape recorder, and I want to know if there is a way for me to transfer material out to another source (CD). I do not see an output jack.
     
  2. davenn

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    hi there
    welcome to EP :)

    presumably it has an inbuilt speaker ?
    if so add a pair of wires from the speaker terminals and bring them out of the units case to a volume control pot
    then from there to the line input of your computer
    you may want to split the single ( presumably single channel ?) from the reel to reel to both L&R input channels of the computer

    If it happens to be a stereo reel to reel, then 2 sets of wires, one from each speaker, to their own volume control pot



    Dave
     
  3. CDRIVE

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  4. davenn

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    after looking at the schematic of the unit, indeed, there are 2 audio output jacks
    one is an extension speaker jack which is switchable
    the other is a monitor jack, that outputs at a lower level, and this one can be used to drive an external device
    power amplifier or to a computer line input for generating MP3's or wav files

    I would still use a volume pot between the 2 units as I suggested above


    Dave
     
  5. Martaine2005

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    Yes, I found that too. Here is the side view.

    upload_2015-11-15_6-4-38.png

    Martin
     
  6. Martaine2005

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  7. CDRIVE

    CDRIVE Hauling 10' pipe on a Trek Shift3

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    Well, it looks like you two signed up to access the schematic and images.

    How wonderful to see and remember a time when manufacturers provided a schematic!
    Anyone have a guess as to why S7 & S8 are in series? Is S7 or S8 an enclosure interlock switch?

    Chris
     
  8. hevans1944

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    Look closer. There is a speaker jack and a monitor jack located on the left side of the recorder. Also see page 15 of the Owner's Manual.
     

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  9. hevans1944

    hevans1944 Hop - AC8NS

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    Well, it was free... and SPAM is easy to delete if that happens.
     
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  10. CDRIVE

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    It may be easy to delete but I'm already buried in more of it than I can tolerate. But I'm glad you guys did! :)
    BTW, how the hell could the OP miss that? After all he has this thing in his possession! :confused:

    Chris

    Chris
     
  11. hevans1944

    hevans1944 Hop - AC8NS

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    This guy is an end-user and probably not well-versed in electronics. The two outputs are labeled "speaker" and "monitor" not "connect your CD recorder here" or something similarly useful. When this tape deck was popular I don't think CDs had been invented yet.

    Many folks who ask questions here seem not to have a clue. It is up to us to help them as succinctly as possible and send them on their way, happy. And if we can somehow also spark an interest in electronics, I count that as a plus.
     
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  12. GPG

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    Possibly tape end switch or play/rec
     
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  13. CDRIVE

    CDRIVE Hauling 10' pipe on a Trek Shift3

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    Your first guess sounds plausible but the second,..errr, ...not so much. :)

    Chris
     
  14. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    from the schematic info
    S7 -- Power On/Off
    S8 -- Automatic Shutoff ( its a microswitch)
     
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  15. CDRIVE

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    Thanks Dave. That explains it.

    Chris
     
  16. Martaine2005

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    My guess is that S8 is the Top/hood/cover switch.
    Hardly automatic as Dave suggests! One would have to place the lid for it to work!:p

    Martin
     
  17. CDRIVE

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    Hop, when you see me post something like that just assume I've had an above average day of Bicycle vs Automobile combat and they won! Just chalk it up to PTSD and ignore me. ;)

    madaboutmusic30, sorry about that! :( Hop is right.

    Chris
     
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  18. Martaine2005

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    Uncle Chris. please....:p
     
  19. CDRIVE

    CDRIVE Hauling 10' pipe on a Trek Shift3

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    I duno. A microswitch could be used for an end of tape shut off too. ;)

    Chris
     
  20. Martaine2005

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    Not in that schematic!!

    Marty
     
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