Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1963 - 1966
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 18kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.15% at 7½ ips. less than 0.25% at 3¾ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 50db
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
The Teac 505R was a two-speed, quarter-track stereo/mono semi-professional tape deck costing £300 (Australian) when sold with matched external amplifiers and speakers.
Fitted with three hysteresis-synchronous motors
to give individual drive to the capstan, rewind and take-up functions, it also had auto-reverse playback. Twin VU meters, tape counter and tape-break switch were also standard features. Berlant/Concertone also made a model 505 which was almost identical to the Teac 505R and in fact, utilised the Teac transport.
Valve complement: 4 x 12 AX7, 5 x 12AT7, 12BH7A, 6X4 / Rewind speed: 45 seconds for 1200 ft / Inputs: mic 0.5 Mohm, unbalanced. line – 0.25 Mohm, unbalanced (2 per channel) / Outputs: 1V from cathode follower / Dimensions: 16¼ x 14¼ x 8½” (413 x 362 x 216 mm) / Weight: 37 lbs (16.8 kg) / quarter-track stereo