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Sound Rating: 6 / 10 Avg.Price: 250 # Owners: 2
Relaibility Rating: 6.5 / 10 Views: 219 # Reviews: 1

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Technical Details

Brand: Teac

Model:A-3300SX

Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates: -

Original Price: $700

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 1 (PB)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:

Wow and Flutter:

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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Teac A-3300SX(3300SX): 4-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system

Wow and flutter: 0.18% (7 12 IPS)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 28kHz (7 12 IPS)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 58Db

Total harmonic distortion: 1%

Teac A-3300SX(3300SX-2T): 2-track, 2-channel, stereo/mono

Wow and flutter: 0.04% (15 IPS)

Frequency response: 25Hz to 28kHz (15 IPS)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 60 Db

Total harmonic distortion: 1%

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My machine is an A-3300SX-2T. I purchased it through Craigslist and drove it directly to Adrian's Pro-Audio for service. I had the record and playback heads replaced and the machine serviced. 

I have only ran this machine a few hours since getting it back so I am still formulating an opinion. Regarding playback, I have played the Ballfinger 15ips sampler (from Analogy Records) and am pleased with the output quality of the sound. I definitely feel the beauty of the tape sound vs digital.

I have tried recording using the microphone input jacks on the front panel at both 71/2 and 15ips. I recorded a Middle Eastern stringed instrument called the Ud. I was pleased with the recording at 71/2 ips. However, the recording at 15 ips sounded so much better. 

I plan to run my A3300SX-2T much more in the near future and to hopefully be able to update this review. 
Sound: 7
Performance: 8
8 months ago
mikebendak

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