Fully tested and functional. One of the motors seems to be a bit noisy, so it could use a visit to a qualified tech. Priced accordingly.
This Sony TC-RX70ES is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Sony in 1990 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $350 and discontinued 8 years later in 1998. The main features of the Sony TC-RX70ES are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes.
Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartment located on the left side of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically and the cassette needs to be placed with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.
Level meters used on the TC-RX70ES are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TC-RX70ES let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.
Dolby C-type used in the TC-RX70ES provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original.
For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable.