Category:Super High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1976 - 1979
Original Price: $1850
Tracks:Half Track Rec/Play + Quarter Track PB
Speeds: 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 4
Dimension: 414 x 400 x 220mm
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Frequency Response:25Hz to 30kHz (15 ips)
Wow and Flutter: 0.04% (15 ips)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:100 dB (Dbx)
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 10
Weight: 27 kg.
A 1/2 track recorder with a 1/4 track playback head, the Teac 25-2 is very similar to the A-7300 but differs in 3 respects. The preamplifier is separate for greater portability, 4 heads and 4 optional DBX optional plugin boards. The A-7300 was offered as a low speed or high-speed recorder, where the 25-2, not surprisingly is 7 1/2 and 15 ips.
In my opinion, one of the best Teac machines ever made. This is one of those decks that if you look under the hood, it reveals that Teac was putting everything into the engineering and component selections. The Teac 25-2 is quite a good sounding machine and super reliable. The top-end consumer machines that Teac produced after this, have nothing to compare in terms of the go for it all approach that they put into this machine.
Four plug-in Dbx noise reduction cards In the preamplifier for record (encode), Playback (Decode) or monitoring was claimed to bring the signal-to-noise ratio to100db.