Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1972 - 1976
Original Price: $850
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 1 (PB)
Head Composition: Permalloy, Metal
Head Configuration: Stereo
Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v, Multi
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 18kHz 15 ips: 30Hz - 20kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.06% at 7½ ips and 0.04% at 15 ips
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 10
Weight: 23 kg.
Teac’s special new R&D group TASCAM (TEAC Audio Systems Corp America.) was established in 1970 for the purpose of researching ways to apply TEAC’s recording technology for musicians and recording studios. They realized that ‘quadraphonic’ might not be the next big thing, but the 4-track technology might be very well suited for the home recording, and released this recorder in 1972.
This was the forerunner to the A 3340S which had modified eq and bias circuits to reflect the improvements in tape quality. Otherwise, specs and characteristics very similar to the model A 3340S.
Rewind speed: 90 seconds for 1200ft / Inputs: mic: 0.25mV 600 ohms – 10K line: 100mV 10K / Outputs: line: 300mV 10K, headphones / Dimensions: 20.5 x 17.4 x 8.75″ (521 x 441 x 222mm) / Weight: 50 lbs (22.7 kg) / four-channel stereo
Teac 3340 without S model it's great machine on its own without any hesitation.
Calibrated on Basf 35 will give you a lot of vibe and character.