Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1972 - 1976
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
The A 1340 was a budget 4-channel tape deck incorporating 2/4 channel recording and playback.
A dual speed, reversible hysteresis synchronous motor provided a stable tape travel in all modes of operation. Unlike Teac’s other 4-channel decks which had servo-controlled push-button transport controls, this model had a simple, single lever control system (similar to Sony decks).
One unusual (and thoughtful) feature was an adjustable rewind speed to protect thinner extended play tapes. A servo-tension loop ensured tape tension was kept to an optimum value despite changing reel diameters. Features included two speed operation (7½ and 3¾ ips), 7″ reel capacity, three heads and mixable inputs.
Dimensions: 19 x 16 x 8″ (483 x 406 x 203 mm) / Weight: 40 lbs (18.2 kg) / quarter-track four channel