Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1975 - 1979
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Quad
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 30 - 22kHz at 7½ ips
Wow and Flutter:0.06% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Having similar facilities
to the Teac A-3340, this 3-motor, 3-head recorder was a budget-priced
alternative for the home studio owner.
The 8140 permitted 4-track multi-sync recording and had Molybdenum heads
with an ‘original owner lifetime guarantee’
Features included solenoid operation, electronic echo effects, speeds
of 7½ and 3¾ ips, mic/line mixing, adjustable tape equalisation
and a 7″ maximum spool capacity.
Priced in the UK in 1975 at about £390 (excluding VAT).
Additional images of this recorder are supplied on the Get Reel Contemporary
/ 4-channel or two channel