Country of Manufacture:Japan
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 1 (PB)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 22kHz 3¾ ips: 30Hz - 16kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.08% at 7½ ips, 0.10% at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
A press-release from 1970: “…As the newest member of the 1200 family this solid state, 4 track 2 channel stereo tape deck provides professional quality for less than $360.00. The famous TEAC 3 motor mechanism drives the capstan and the reel turntables independently to extend transport life, minimize wow and flutter and assure constant stable tape travel. Three TEAC produced precision heads, record, playback and erase, provide a wide frequency range, minimize crosstalk and provide a better signal to noise ratio than the compromise heads usually found in recorders of this price range. Symmetrical, one hand control system, solenoid operated, and electrical instead of mechanical speed change provide fast positive control of all operating functions.
Additional features are front panel selected bias level control for theimproved tape products, automatic tape lifters for prolonged head and tape life, automatic shut off, mike-line mixing, built in pause control with ” quick start” feature, instant off-the tape monitoring and built in equalization network, selected by the speed control to provide the finest audio quality.
Crosstalk: 60dB / Harmonic distortion: 1% at 1000Hz / Bias frequency: 100kHz / Rewind speed: 90 seconds for 1200 ft / Inputs: mic – 10 kohms 0.3mV. line – 100kohms 0.1V / Outputs: line – 0.3V for load impedance of 10kohms or more, headphones / Dimensions: 14 x 17½ x 8″ (355.5 x 444.5 x 203.2mm) / Weight: 48¾ lbs (22.2kg) / quarter-track stereo