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Brand: Teac


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1970 - 1974

Original Price: $360

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 14 x 17½ x 8" (355.5 x 444.5 x 203.2mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 22kHz 3¾ ips: 30Hz - 16kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.08% at 7½ ips, 0.10% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:55dB

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 48¾ lbs (22.2kg)

Additional Details


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.

Additional Info

Price When New USA $359.95 – UK £178.84
Heads  Three
Motors Three
Tape Speeds  7½ & 3¾ ips
Frequency Response ( 3dB) 7½ ips: 30Hz – 22kHz,3¾ ips: 30Hz – 16kHz
Wow & Flutter  0.08% at 7½ ips, 0.10% at 3¾ ips
Signal to Noise Ratio  55 dB
Rewind Speed 90 seconds for 1200 ft
Bias Frequency  100kHz
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)


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