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Technical Details

Brand: Teac

Model:Tascam 52

Category:Super High Fidelity


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates: -

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 20 x 17 x 12.6" - 505 x 432 x 320mm

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v

Frequency Response:30Hz to 22kHz (15 ips)

Wow and Flutter:0.04

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:70

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10

Weight: 77 Lbs. - 35 Kg.

Additional Details


Originally released as Tascam 52 it evolved into four different versions that were available
N= NAB, D=DIN, B= balanced
So a 52 that is NAB with balanced output was the model 52 NB.

This studio machine featured transport that was incredibly smooth to compete with the usual suspects but suffered from electronics that were far from leading edge. I have owned two of these and was amazed at how average the playback sound was. But it did make nice recordings.

Additional Info

Track system 2-track, 2-channel, stereo system

Heads 2 x record/reproduce, 1 x erase

Motor 2 x reel, 1 x capstan

Reel size 10.5 inch reel

Equalization IEC or NAB

Tape speeds 7 1⁄2  (15 ips) 

Wow and flutter 0.04% (15 ips)

Total harmonic distortion 0.8%

Input 300mV (line)

Output 0.3V (line)

Dimensions 432 x 505 x 320mm

Weight 35kg


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