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Sony TCM-929 Pressman Desktop Cassette Recorder with Automatic Shut-Off

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  • Modern desktop cassette recorder with built-in microphone
  • 3-digit tape counter for easier searching
  • Earphone jack; microphone jack
  • Full automatic shut-off releases the buttons in play, record, FF and rewind modes to save wear and batteries
  • Runs on 4 AA batteries or with included AC adaptor
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameSony
Item Weight2.5 pounds
Product Dimensions13.4 x 7.1 x 3.2 inches
Item model numberTC-M929
Batteries:2 AA batteries required.
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB00001ZT4H
Best Sellers Rank #28,792 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2001
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: TC-M929
  • Battery Average Life: 8.5 Hours
  • Tuner Technology: Digital
  • Radio Bands Supported: None
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Product Description

Product Description

Try this traditional full size Sony TCM-929 Pressman Desktop Cassette Recorder for those important moments that you need to keep on file. The convenient built-in retractable handle allows you to take it anywhere!

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This Sony TCM-929 Desktop Cassette Recorder is a modern, detailed and feature-rich cassette recorder for the home or office. With a built-in microphone and speaker, the recorder is ready to record your thoughts, exam reviews, important reminders and novel ideas. The retractable handle is a plus for those carting the recorder around school, or from meeting to meeting. The three-digit tape counter, one touch recording and pause control all ensure that you have all the features necessary to make editing and recording an easy and fruitful process. The TCM-929 comes with a microphone jack should you need to attach a more dynamic microphone. There is also a headphone jack for those studying in the library or coffee shop. The recorder runs on the included AC adaptor or with four, AA batteries. When using Sony's Alkaline batteries, you can expect up to eight and a half hours of operation. To help you save battery life, Sony has installed a full automatic shut-off in this recorder. This feature operates all the major buttons, including play, fast forward, record and rewind. Should these buttons remain pressed for a certain amount of time, the recorder will automatically shut-off them off, saving not only valuable battery life, but also critical mechanical wear. The TCM-929 is an efficient and feature-filled cassette recorder.

What's in the Box
Sony TCM-929 Desktop Cassette Recorder, AC adaptor, user's manual and a ninety day warranty.

Customer Reviews

Don't buy it--it's just a waste of money.
N. Ferguson
It sounds very clear and has enough volume for even poorly recorded tapes.
Neet
I still have a lot of cassette tapes I like to listen to.
J. Gager

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

223 of 224 people found the following review helpful By Robert W. on July 12, 2003
I've had one of these since 1993. It's perfect. It's a tape player and recorder, and that's it.
It never jams on a good tape. It's perfect at what it does.

Being an audiobook lover I use it to listen to my books around the house and it has had a lot of use!
Unlike units that have CD players, the tape is the focus, not an afterthought.
Also, it's far superior to tape units that switch sides for you, because they often switch sides at the least resistance, not necessarily the end of the tape.
In summation, this is the tape audiobook listener's friend for reliable, no trouble, listening for hours and hours and years to come..
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248 of 251 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 2, 2003
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This is a very nice cassette recorder, that is loaded with features that most cassette recorders don't have anymore. It has microphone jack, ear jack, tape counter, sliding volume control(on side of unit), built-in very sensative mic, that picks up full-fidelity sound. Uses full-size cassette tapes, has full-auto stop; which means that it will stop in Rewind, Fast Forward, and playing or recording. Speaker produces good sound, with clear recordings. I recently recorded old 78 records, using this recorder, and placing it near the record player. It produced, very clear, full-fidelity recordings; even from scratchy sounding 78 records. It also has cue and review, that let you rewind or fast-forward to selections without pressing stop key. Comes with AC adapter, and uses 4 "AA" batteries. Recorder is simple to operate, but produces good voice or music recordings. It has ALC for perfect recordings every time, without making adjustments. Highly recommend this recorder.
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105 of 109 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 17, 2003
Upon reading other customer reviews I bought this tape recorder. It is ok for voice recording and playback, but when I recorded my piano practice the playback sounded awful. Since I had bought it for that purpose I returned it. For voice it has a good tone and the machine noise is less than others I have heard. So, especially considering all the features including cue/review it is a good choice for voice recording.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By dm on December 30, 2005
I made the mistake of buying a slightly cheaper GE recorder, with horrible sound.

The Sony is only a few dollars more and immensely better. Very good sound reproduction, even using only the internal mic.

Automatic shutoff and a carrying handle are extra features which other low-price units don't have.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Matthew G. Sherwin HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 30, 2008
The Sony TCM-929 Pressman Desktop Cassette Recorder with Automatic Shut-Off is a pretty good--maybe even very good--tape recorder in this price range. I like the fact that it takes the traditional old fashioned type of tape recorder and improves upon it. We get features like a microphone jack, a headphone jack--and there's even automatic shutoff for when we can't be there right at the exact minute the tape stops playing! The handle also makes for easy portability; this can be used to record just about any sound. Words, music, lectures and conversations, you name it.

The buttons are easy to read and understand; there's practically no explanation needed for the five or six buttons in the front of the tape recorder that handle features including play, fast forward and rewind. The pause and eject buttons work reliably, too. Great! Just as Amazon notes, there is also a built-in microphone and speaker--but if you want a very clear voice recording there is a microphone jack so that people can get a very good recording of their thoughts right onto that cassette tape.

It even comes with an AC adapter! If you need to carry this around and you can't plug it into an electrical outlet, just use the four AA batteries you'll need for roughly eight hours of usage. Of course, if you use strong batteries you may get up to nine or even ten hours usage; I think eight hours is slightly too short for what you'll get out of battery usage.

One thing I must tell you--as I'm sure you can imagine, this isn't exactly the world's most durable tape recorder. After all, the price is very good for people in all income brackets. What does this mean? It means that I wouldn't bang it around or let small children play with it unsupervised. If dropped it could well break and that would be a shame.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Julie Zamudio on August 17, 2005
I bought this to record our band practices and to play some kid book cassettes. It was ok - not great, but just fine for the price - until it just froze up completely. Hmmm... about two weeks after the short warantee period. (No abuse, it was treated very gently.)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Nostromo on April 25, 2007
Well made, inexpensive, simple to use cassette Tape Recorder. Thankfully it does not have 43 "extra" functions that you will never use and require 3 hours and a Degree from MIT to program before it starts to function.

It works well, and is truly portable with one hand so it can be used as you walk with any optional plug in microphone and headset ( not included ) if you also require privacy in recording/playback.

I wish I could give it 10 Stars.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Meaghan on May 14, 2007
I bought this tape player with a very specific purpose in mind. I am a criminal defense attorney and the majority of the recordings provided to us by the court or the prosecution come on tapes. I needed something to play the tapes in my office and occasionally in court. It had to be compact enough to fit in my briefcase, loud enough and clear enough to play in court, and had to have a counter so I could key sections of a transcript to a tape and easily locate the bits I wanted to play during a hearing. This little machine was cheap, and it does all that.

I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 because of one small issue. If you use headphones it only plays through one ear. Not a big deal, except it means headphones do nothing to improve the sound quality of a poor recording.
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