Country of Manufacture:Japan
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz - 18kHz 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 12kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.08% at 7½ ips. 0.10% at 3¾ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:55 dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
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 images and a detailed period test report for this recorder are supplied on the Get Reel Contemporary Classics CD-ROM.