Country of Manufacture:Japan
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.