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Technical Details

Brand: Teac




Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1972 - 1976

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 16 x 17 x 8" (406 x 432 x 203 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA, DIN

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 40Hz - 18kHz 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 12kHz ( 3dB)

Wow and Flutter:.08% at 7½ ips. 0.10% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:55 dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 6/ 10

Weight: 29 lbs (13.2 kg)

Additional Details


The A 1030 featured a simple single motor drive mechanism and employed a servo tension loop to provide constant tape tension. A single control lever selected all transport functions along with a soft-touch pause button. This was the budget-end of the Teac range with three head functionality (a record / erase “combination” head and a playback head) allowing tape/source comparison. Tape speeds were 3¾ and 7½ ips. other features included auto shut-off, mic/line mixing and dual level bias and eq switch for normal or SLH tapes.

Additional Info

Crosstalk: 60 dB / Harmonic distortion: 60 dB / Rewind speed: 210 seconds for 1200ft / Inputs: mic, line & DIN / Outputs: line, DIN & headphones / quarter-track stereo


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