Up for sale is the rare, vintage Sony TC-5550-2 portable reel to reel tape recorder. Included are the AC adapter as well as a battery cell which holds 8X D cell batteries.Also included is an empty plastic reel. This is the Japanese market version of the TC-510-2. Cosmetically the recorder is in good condition with scratches on the rear left corner (pics #8), both sides and the bottom of the case due to use (pics #6, 7, 9, 10). The front of the recorder is clean except the play/record dial had been modified by the previous owner with a metal tab to hold the record in position (pic #4, 5 in red circle).
The battery case is clean with NO corrosion on the contacts (pic #11). The recorder has been tested for FF, REW, playback and record (tested with line-in). Everything is in working order including the record function. The play/record dial has been modified with a metal tab at the record position to push the dial "in" for the record to function (see pic #4, #5 in red circle).This was done by the previous owner to remedy the broken plastic piece inside the recorder to hold the dial "in" when turned to RECORD. All switches have been cleaned with contact cleaner and now works without any scratchiness. The item "Vintage Sony TC-5550-2 TC-510-2 Portable Tape Recorder with NOS Scotch Tape" is in sale since Friday, October 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorders". The seller is "tootsiejoe" and is located in San Diego, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.